Vethrian Mythology

This site contains information, anecdotes, distinct back stories and various other myths of the Vethrian world. It is intended to be a supplement to the Vethrian Construct

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Norstilam

The Norstilam are a hybid race, the mother is Mortal and the Father is Vethrian.

The Norstilam are always male, there are no female Norstilam.

Once the Norstilam child is born the father physically transforms from a Vethrian into a Sonimi.

The Norstilam are very agile and strong and superior to Mortal men in ability and intellect. In a fight between the two the Norstilam would win easily.

The Norstilam are taller then regular mortal men and are more muscular. Mortal men being on average 6.5 foot tall whereas a Norstilam is 8 foot tall.

Norstilam are almost never born as twins but if they are the first child is superior to the second.

In the story Ebrel , Rhosrc and Eptih are Norstilam.

The Tragic Story of Young Rhosrc and the Siradyt Girl Gictra

he Tragic story of Young Rhosrc and the Siradyt Girl Gictra
Once when Rhosrc was a young boy there was a pretty girl of Siradyt origin who was living in the Great Chasm Fortress with her family. The Girl’s name was Gictra and her father was an ambassador sent to the Great Chasm Fortress by his people to facilitate good relations with the Velidians.
Rhosrc very much liked Gictra and was fond of admiring her beauty from afar. Rhosrc wished to possess the girl and because his father was master of all Existence he expected his wish would be granted. One day Rhosrc approached Gictra who was playing with some other Siradyt children and told her his intention to take her for his own which she rebuffed with a condescending laughter. This reaction shocked Rhosrc and seemed to him an outrage and as such he immediately went to see the girls father expecting that he would offer the girl to him if for no other reason then to apologize for her effrontery.
When Rhosrc confronted Gictra’s father he did not receive the satisfaction he had expected but was contemptuously derided by the man who called Rhosrc, who had been deformed at birth, an ugly beast who would never so much as touch his daughter. Rhosrc’s blood boiled and he wanted to kill the man on the spot but mind swayed him from this solution. He then stormed off to consult with his father, Velid who he expected would set things right.
Velid, who had a somewhat cruel demeanor, heard his son’s complaint and thought the whole scenario seemed rather hilarious. He told Rhosrc that he was far too ugly to posses such a lovely young girl and with that he sent him away. Rhosrc was left feeling powerless and ashamed. He had been humiliated by Gictra, laughed at by the other children, insulted by Gictra’s father and completely rejected by his own father. Rhosrc now wanted nothing but revenge, he wanted to make all who had mocked him pay with their lives.
Rhosrc went to confront Gictra first and when he approached her his admiration for her beauty stayed his hand and in that instance he could not bring himself to harm her. When Gictra noticed Rhosrc approaching however, she began to taunt him and her laughter burned deep into his soul causing wounds that only violence could bandage. When Rhosrc came close he looked into Gictra’s face and he saw scorn there and he then reached out and grabbed her hair and swung her to the ground and her brains where dashed upon the soil. All of the children Gictra had been playing with ran away and Rhosrc stood over the her, studying her, trying to comprehend what he had done, realizing he would never again be able to look at her beauty and knowing he was the cause of this tragedy.
Gictra’s father found his daughter and he was crushed with pain and when he found out the cause of his daughters death he promised her that he would kill Rhosrc.
Gictra’s father went before Velid and demanded he be given Rhosrc’s head for what he had done to his daughter but Velid was uninterested and told the man to deal with it himself, for he was far too busy. Gictra’s father was surprised that the father of the boy seems so callous as to his son’s fate but nonetheless announced his intention to kill Rhosrc and went off to hunt down and kill him.
Gictra’s father’s pronouncement made its way to Rhosrc’s ears and he decided to make himself easy for the man to find and thus presented himself before the grieving father. Although Rhosrc was sorry for what he had done he felt no remorse for the father who had so callously insulted him. When the Grieving father saw Rhosrc he attacked him but Rhosrc easily destroyed the man as he was of the Norstilam race and the father was only a Mortal. Rhosrc dragged the corpse of the father to a large tree, tied a rope around the feet and throwing the rope through the high branches hoisted the corpse up as high as it would go. There it decayed till the sinews rotted away and the bones fell back to the ground.
Needless to say the Siradyt, who had sent the man and his family as an ambassador to the Great Chasm Fortress, where disconcerted. They had been dishonored but yet they could not afford to get on Velid’s bad side and therefore they made little grievance and sent a new ambassador. The Siradyt did however, from this point on, hate Rhosrc and wished him harm although none would face him.
Rhosrc was approximately twelve years old at this time.

Once when Rhosrc was a young boy there was a pretty girl of Siradyt origin who was living in the Great Chasm Fortress with her family. The Girl’s name was Gictra and her father was an ambassador sent to the Great Chasm Fortress by his people to facilitate good relations with the Velidians.

Rhosrc very much liked Gictra and was fond of admiring her beauty from afar. Rhosrc wished to possess the girl and because his father was master of all Existence he expected his wish would be granted. One day Rhosrc approached Gictra who was playing with some other Siradyt children and told her his intention to take her for his own which she rebuffed with a condescending laughter. This reaction shocked Rhosrc and seemed to him an outrage and as such he immediately went to see the girls father expecting that he would offer the girl to him if for no other reason then to apologize for her effrontery.

When Rhosrc confronted Gictra’s father he did not receive the satisfaction he had expected but was contemptuously derided by the man who called Rhosrc, who had been deformed at birth, an ugly beast who would never so much as touch his daughter. Rhosrc’s blood boiled and he wanted to kill the man on the spot but his mind swayed him from this rash solution. He then stormed off to consult with his father, Velid who he expected would set things right.

Velid, who had a somewhat cruel demeanor, heard his son’s complaint and thought the whole scenario seemed rather hilarious. He told Rhosrc that he was far too ugly to posses such a lovely young girl and with that he sent him away. Rhosrc was left feeling powerless and ashamed. He had been humiliated by Gictra, laughed at by the other children, insulted by Gictra’s father and completely rejected by his own father. Rhosrc now wanted nothing but revenge, he wanted to make all who had mocked him pay with their lives.

Rhosrc went to confront Gictra first and when he approached her his admiration for her beauty stayed his hand and in that instance he could not bring himself to harm her. When Gictra noticed Rhosrc approaching however, she began to taunt him and her laughter burned deep into his soul causing wounds that only violence could bandage. When Rhosrc came close he looked into Gictra’s face and he saw scorn there and he then reached out and grabbed her hair and swung her to the ground and her brains where dashed upon the soil. All of the children Gictra had been playing with ran away and Rhosrc stood over the her, studying her, trying to comprehend what he had done, realizing he would never again be able to look at her beauty and knowing he was the cause of this tragedy.

Gictra’s father found his daughter and he was crushed with pain and when he found out the cause of his daughters death he promised her that he would kill Rhosrc.

Gictra’s father went before Velid and demanded he be given Rhosrc’s head for what he had done to his daughter but Velid was uninterested and told the man to deal with it himself, for he was far too busy. Gictra’s father was surprised that the father of the boy seemed so callous as to his son’s fate but nonetheless announced his intention to kill Rhosrc and went off to hunt down and kill him.

Gictra’s father’s pronouncement made its way to Rhosrc’s ears and he decided to make himself easy for the man to find and thus presented himself before the grieving father. Although Rhosrc was sorry for what he had done he felt no remorse for the father who had so callously insulted him. When the Grieving father saw Rhosrc he attacked him but Rhosrc easily destroyed the man as he was of the Norstilam race and the father was only a Mortal. Rhosrc dragged the corpse of the father to a large tree, tied a rope around the feet and throwing the rope through the high branches hoisted the corpse up as high as it would go. There it decayed till the sinews rotted away and the bones fell back to the ground.

Needless to say the Siradyt, who had sent the man and his family as an ambassador to the Great Chasm Fortress, where disconcerted. They had been dishonored but yet they could not afford to get on Velid’s bad side and therefore they made little grievance and sent a new ambassador. The Siradyt did however, from this point on, hate Rhosrc and wished him harm although none would face him.

Rhosrc was approximately twelve years old at this time.

Notes:
1. This story is from the early Eptian.

Orendun | Cilemeh | Ebrel | The Torsef (Part Two)

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Orendun had now created a vast underground realm, so vast in fact that he could not secure its entirety himself. Strangers may find entry and find his wife alone or his son at play and may take them away and so Orendun secretly returned to the Mortal worlds above and stole a beast of burden from a small farm. With this animal Orendun returned and over time modified its structure through manipulation and experimentation until he created a number of strange beasts that would protect his vast realm and his family as well.

The pinnacle of Orendun’s experiments produced the greatest of his beasts known as the Torsef. The Torsef was a viscous beast capable of killing any mortal man and having the sense of smell and sight sufficient enough to deny entry into Orenduns realm to anyone who dared venture within. One problem Orendun faced with the Torsef is that it only recognized him as its master, neither Ebrel nor Cilemeh could control the great beast and could be endangered by it. Orendun took care of this and secured his family deeper within his realm where they were protected by many corridors and secret doors. So not only did the Torsef keep intruders out it also kept Ebrel and Cilemeh in. 

Occasionally while on routine inspection of his realm Orendun would find the mutilated bodies of those who had entered and met their fate manifest in the Torsef’s rage. On another occasion the Torsef escaped Orendun’s underworld realm and caused great havoc among the Mortals at the surface, killing many and causing Orendun to retrieve the beast in the dark of night so as not to be seen. 

After many years Oredun and Cilemeh’s son grew into a young man and became bored within the walls of the palace and made his way out into the underworld to inspect and explore. He met the Torsef and the two battled and Ebrel was nearly killed but was rescued the most opportune time by his father. Orendun took Ebrel back home and Cilemeh nursed him back to health. This incident was the first time Orendun realized that his son was no typical Mortal, his son had survived the Torsef something no mortal since the creation of the beast had done. 

Years later Ebrel was craving adventure and experience of the world above sparked by the stories his mother had told him. He also was nearing the age where a man takes a wife and as a result requested he be allowed to go into the Mortal world. Orendun was at firth against the idea but Cilemeh convinced him it was time for their son to make his way. Ebrel said goodbye to his mother and Orendun guided him past the Torsef up to the Mortal world and there parting Orendun wished his son well and requested he return as soon as possible. With that Ebrel left Orendun’s realm behind and Orendun returned to his wife.

Orendun | Cilemeh | Ebrel (Part One)

Orendun was a Vethrian and the first of his kind to desire a Mortal woman. This desire however was prohibited within the rules the Vethrians had created for themselves. Orendun being in constant proximity to the woman slowly became infatuated with her and longed to possess her. Eventually Orendun’s desire overwhelmed him and one night he abducted the woman abandoning the Vethrians without them knowing what had happened to him. His disappearance caused a great commotion among the Vethrians as they feared there was a force hunting all of them, Orendun being only the first of many to suffer this fate.

The Vethrians searched all over to find Orendun but to no avail, in their mind he had simply disappeared. 

After abducting the woman, named Cilemeh, Orendun had fled with her to the periphery where he found a cave. Cilemeh, frightened and angry, pleaded to be returned to her home but Orendun refused and made it clear to her that she was now his. Cilemeh devised grand escape attempts but she was powerless compared to Orendun, no matter how fast she ran she could never escape him. She remained cold toward him and he was unwilling to violate her and thus they stewed in the tight quarters for some time, Orendun wanting her to love him.

And so it went until Cilemeh, realizing the futility of her plight and respecting Orendun’s unwillingness to violate her, allowed herself to fall in love with him. Orendun had gained his prize when he abducted Cilemeh but only now was she his.

Cilemeh became pregnant and Orendun became sick, and as Cilemeh’s pregnancy progressed so to did Orendun’s affliction. He became weaker and weaker and he believed he was dying. This belief caused him to obtain for Cilemeh greater protection and as such he dug deep into the back of the cave and eventually created for his wife an underground home where she would be able to raise the baby. The underground home was humble and when completed Cilemeh was ready to give birth. As the child was being born Orendun convulsed with pain and he knew his end was near. Cilemeh alone now, husband dying and in pain, gave birth to a boy and after was too weak to help either the baby or Orendun. All three where prostrate, death loomed heavy and all was quiet. But all of a sudden the baby coughed, clearing its own throat and then the cave resounded with the screeches of a newborn. This incessant noise awoke Orendun who was now different, he had been transformed in his pain and he felt different, heavier and enclosed within himself. He grabbed the boy off the ground and wrapped him up and then attended to Cilemeh. He poured water on her head and grabbed her hand and she came to. She wanted to see her son and Orendun grabbed the boy and placed him in the grasp of his mother. She caressed the boy and called him Ebrel.

When Cilemeh focused her attention directly on Orendun she was astonished, he did not look like himself anymore but more like a Mortal man. Although he had transformed from what she had come to love, he being more like her now was more pleasing to her and thus easier to love. 

Orendun was happy to be alive and he was happy his wife and son were well and inspired by the events busied himself with turning their humble abode into an underground palace where the three could be safe forever. Every day Orendun would work expanding and adorning his house that became a palace and the palace that became a realm. Everyday his son grew strong and his wife more happy.

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Basics of the Vethrian World

* There are two separate realms in which the story takes place. The first is called the Continuum and the second is called Existence.

* The Continuum is the realm of the Colossals who are beings comparable to gods.
– The realm of energy and creation
– Otherworldly
– Ethereal
– Incorporeal

* Existence is the realm of the mortals and other beings of indeterminate origin.
– The Realm of matter and of beginnings and endings
– Actuality
– Corporeal

The Colossals who reside within the Continuum are responsible for all creation and as such these Colossals created and brought forth Existence.

…The Waning edge…Continuum…The coalescence…Existence…back to the Waning edge

The Spiritforms

Mortal man had been created by the Sevtolhal as an act of defiance against the Colossals. The Colossals in turn banished the Sevtolhal and their creation to Existence. Therefore when a Mortal died his spirit separated from his body and that spirit had no where to go and as such was condemned to roam endlessly. As time went on and more Mortals where born and died the amount of roaming spirits, or Spiritforms increased dramatically. Eventually the number of Spiritforms was countless and they eventually learned the ability to apply force to matter and being generally angry of their plight caused much havoc. Initially the Spiritforms where a mere nuisance but as their defiance grew so did their violent acts. Many Mortals where harmed and some killed by these rebellious Spiritforms. Their crimes caused much consternation among the Mortals and the Spiritform problem became a major concern of the Mortals. This concern was heightened when the Spiritforms began to target children. Occasionally it seemed as though a child would become possessed and it was feared that a Spiritform had taken over the child’s body. This imaginable possession could never be directly proven however. Needless to say the situation became quite dire as the fear of the Spiritforms increased.

The Firmornam

The First Mortal man was named Firmornam. When he died his bones where taken by the Graelim and crushed into a fine powder that was mixed with water from the Avirenth river then pressed into a small very hard shape that in look and color appeared to be a bone. This bone however was unlike any that was natural to the Mortal Body and in weight was much heavier. This object gave the bearer of it the ability to control the Spiritforms.