The Histories of the Nilites

In a universe first-glance that seems like ours, the beginning is nowhere the same. The myths of the beginning of this world start with Nihl, primordial darkness and chaos, and how things go from there. (OKAY, SO THESE PEOPLE DO NOT NOT NOT HAVE INCEST DO NOT BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE DNA, OKAY NO DNA, PRIMORDIAL MIST FLOWS THROUGH THEIR BODIES. THEY ARE CONDENSED PRIMORDIAL MIST. NO INCEST. PLEASE NOTE: NO INCEST. THOUGH SOME CHARACTERS ARE STATED TO HAVE DONE HANKY-PANKY, IT IS NOT INCEST, OKAY NONONONONONO INCEST.)

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21. The Last Days Of History

In these days of the youngest Nihlas, the closest to current history, the Nihlas contemplated about Imbrem’s and Herba’s creation of Bestia, but beings more like them.

    They knew they couldn’t just create new beings - the new beings would be stupid, and would have to learn. They don’t know things inherently like Nihla, like what they can do, their gender (or non-gender), their name (sometimes), and parentage.

    Amare first suggested that the new beings what the Nihlas are - a family, and so, she and Domum created Genus, a guide and protector for families, blood relation or not.

    She, in turn, suggested that the new beings will need a purpose, and so with Dolor, unluckily, created Opus - work. They also had a quick suggestion that would most definitely benefit the new creations - thought, but more so than the Nihlas.

    Some did not like this idea, but Opus told them that they must create better beings than they, not more powerful. So, with Somnium’s help in dreaming up a better mind, more inquisitive, restless, creative, inventive...Cogitari was born.

    Cogitari, suggested that while they will now have great thought, great cognition, they will need to know how to communicate, for they may not know how to do that. He knew that this would be a frustrating task, with lots of hard work, and teamed up with Opus to create Dicere, the Nihla of communication.

    With nearly everything complete, Mollis, the patient brother of Fera, asked how they would fare in Hiems’ winters. The question stumped nearly all of the Nihla, but one.

    Infernum, after many millennia of wandering alone, finally spoke: I have fire inside me. It burns hot. Like Solis, it will provide warmth, but close enough for them to use.

    Many questioned how they would contain the fire outside, if it had been burning hot for so many millennia. Mollis told Infernum that he, the docile, could contain the fire to a small area.

    They agreed, and created Ignis, fire.

    Another thought had occurred to Mollis shortly after: how would the creations breathe on the planet? The Nihla - they descended from nothing at all, so they had no problem on the planet, though they noticed everything was eerily still all the time, and that if nothing moved, how would the little creatures do anything, if they didn’t have godlike abilities [though the Nihlas aren’t gods]?

    As they contemplated the final problem, Tristis, feeling particularly down, sought out the wild Fera, hoping to ignite some emotion.

    Like before, when Tristis had come across Amare, Tristis felt no better, and the union produced Bellum, war.

    The violet, unpredictable Nihla began to rampage, and they locked him in a cave, fearful that he would corrupt their creations.

    By this time, Dicere had talked with all of the Nihlas, and Mollis told him that Hiems produced high winds with his storms. Though they were cold, they would do - and sometimes it sounded like Hiems’ dangerous winds were whispering.

    So, using their life forces, Hiems and Dicere created Caeli, the cold breeze.


And thus, current history is upon us.

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