Godhood XIV [Syrup Edition]

Godhood XIV [Syrup Edition]
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Godhood XIV [Syrup Edition]
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{SYRUP EDITION}



A universe ends
Exactly as another begins;
Not with a bang, but a whisper.

From the aether it grows ever upwards,
Tall and thick, but fragile even now.
Branches spread, come long and quickly tangled,
Yet it has nothing but the scent of promise.
Just that is enough.

With that meager breath of things to come,
Farmers come to till the fertile fields,
Bring out the sweetness - or perhaps the bitters -
Lurking deep within.

But on the horizon, others lie in wait;
Making plans to lurk when nightfall comes,
To take the work of others, call it theirs,
Leeches who claim to give the blood they'll take.

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Six - my mistake, seven - have gathered to tend this forest.

It is empty of all but a promise of more to come.

The universe awaits creation.



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Supernerd - Mi'Grata: 5
Bigro - The Matriarch: 5
Chwoka - Tlaca-Ica: 5
Garuru - The Arbitrator: 5
Truegreen - Oiren: 5
Dalmationer - Canary: 5
Schazer - Solbruin: 5

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Tlaca-Ica makes a duck, a single duck, just to watch it suffocate.
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Oiren Crafts a sun and sets a small planet spinning around it. The planet is barren, but it is a start.

Oiren is Exhausted after this exertion.

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Tlaca-Ica makes an ice sun for the duck corpse to orbit.

(3 acts spent, gonna sit on my remaining 2.)
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The martiarch makes an earth sized planet with 1/3 covered in water. [4 acts]

In this shape.
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It is a SUPER HOT PLANET, HOT WITH THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION. [1 act spent on making it stupidly hot] So it must go around the ICE SUN in order to cool down the matriarchs eventual hard working children.

[4 acts on a planet+water]
[1 act on making it SUPERNATURALLY HOT AND IN NEED OF AN ICE SUN]
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The Arbitrator shall create a planet, orbiting around Oiren's sun, a bit further away from it. It will be small, but it will fit in just fine. It is somewhat ruddy-colored, and is unimpressive at the moment. But, what's this? Cracks form here and there around the planet. Lava pours out of the cracks, forming the land into distinct shapes. As lava cools, the earth continues cracking. Systems of valleys are made, and the different lava flows meet together to form interestingly diverse minerals. The planet's rumbling peters out. The land has reached a tentative sort of peace, and the Arbitrator is pleased.

[-2 SMALL PLANET, -1 MOLTEN CORE, -2 MINERAL RESOURCES]

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Mi'Grata gazes upon the barren universe, completely devoid of the flow of nature. And Mi'Grata is displeased! Mi'Grata descends upon the newly created worlds, and has decided to lay a baseline for his own ideal world whether the other gods approved of its intervention or not!

First Mi'Grata inspects the planet made by the martiarch. It was a planet with an extreme temperature which required the light of some strange thing called an ice sun. Mi'Grata created a plant capable of surviving on the planet called a Winterweed, it was a small plant with a pale off-white color which took the form of a sprout with large leaves protruding from it, and it reproduces via budding. During the day it would absorb the cold energy of the ice sun and at night it would unleash it to protect itself from the immense heat of the planet. These plants were extremely hardy and would over time provide a stable enough climate for other life forms to persevere.

Next Mi'Grata looked upon the barren planet planet around the normal star. This world was inhospitable as it was. Mi'Grata decided to do something about that, conjuring forth an great jet of water which carved an Ocean into the planet! Mi'Grata would then create a plant that was able to survive there called the Redweed. This was a mundane plant which grew on the surface of the ocean which reproduced via seeds which would sink into the water until the water pressure shattered its outer shell; at which point it would have grown enough to survive on its own and float back to the surfacre. The red coloring would make it easily noticeable to future denizens of the planet.

Mi'Grata then looked upon the Arbitrators world. This one was also inhospitable; it was regrettable but Mi'Grata lacked the energy to both seed life upon it in addition to adding water. It would have to come back to it later.

Mi'Grata created Winterweed on the Martiarchs unnamed planet! (2 acts)
Mi'Grata formed an Ocean on Oirens unnamed planet! (1 act)
Mi'Grata created Redweed on Oirens unnamed planet! (1 act)
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"Oceans? Oceans?! What's next, a freeway?! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
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Oiren watches the planets spin. Through the veil of the Divine Plane he stares down at creation. He observes silently, his arms resting rather than the flurry of movement that normally accompanies the god's presence.

"It will do. It has potential"

His gaze sweeps over the oceans now teeming with redweed. The pink waters lap against the barren and sandy shores. Unlucky washed up plants disintegrating into dust in the untempered radiation of the star.

"A good start for sure...but perhaps it needs something more"

One of his arms jumps to life, made of a dark chalky substance. Plans and ideas flowed from the dark limb marking the surface of the divine plane with symbols, glyphs, and runes. The plans and secrets of a god recorded, but incomprehensible.
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Tlaca-Ica spots Oiren from across the plane. "I can write stuff down too!" they declare in a fit of jealousy and begin scribbling furiously with a piece of chalk stuck into their blowhole. It's also completely incomprehensible, but that's more likely because of bad penmanship this time around. One phrase sticks out as particularly legible though: "PURPLE DRANK??? (!!!)"
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Solbruin appears upon the divine plane, preceded by an ominous Solbruin-shaped slice taken out of reality. She fades into existence before it, drawing all her arms together and bowing to the assembled gods in greeting.

"Well met, fellow deities," chimes the dark space where Solbruin's head should be. She speaks not to the assembled, but to the mortal plane on which her attentions are focused.

She has no time to lose. Solbruin seizes Oiren's planet in her many arms and begins to sculpt its surface, creating something wild and contoured and with far more dark spaces, canyons which twist down to the planet's heart. She gives said planet a molten core... molten to the point of vaporous. The new catacombs in Oiren's planet host eddies of mineral-rich vapour, condensing into clouds which rain fuel.

Satisfied, she finally seeds a few of the caverns with a creeping, silvery moss, something to slowly break down the mineral deposits likely to be laid down. The Sliver extrudes the atmospheric metal as a protective shell.

A holometabolous insect is also brought into being, one whose larvae live in and eat the moss. Adult females, flightless, pierce the metal shell and lay their eggs inside the moss proper, before dying. The males are winged, allowing genetic exchange between the scattered colonies Solbruin has seeded the caverns with.

"The moss, Sliver. The insects, Greifous."

Solbruin sculpts the heck out of Oiren's planet (2 acts)
Solbruin gives Oiren's planet a vaporous mineral core (1 act)
Solbruin creates the metalloid moss, Sliver (1 act)
Solbruin creates the insects, Greifous (1 act)
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"Well met, indeed. I am xxxxx-xxx. But you may call me the Arbitrator. In fact, you have no choice but to do so. It's a long story."

After inclining his head to each of the gods, he flies around each of the planets in turn, and is content with the proceedings. He grimaces at the faker's antics, but he says nothing, as he knew this would happen anyways. He is especially interested in the creation of life, and ponders dabbling into the continued development of life.
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I drift into being, with a sigh in the plane of my peers, forming of the white ephemeral foam that sweeps in little eddies around this new universe. I smile a sanguine smile, eyes shut, but still present. I manifest a cappuccino from the same frothing continuum, and sip.

"Oh, hello... I'm Canary, I suppose.. Probably."


I turn my attention to the universe, such as it is, and momentarily lose myself in its potential. So much will happen here. Oh yes.

I weave the fabric of the world, bending it around a point. A world pops into being, fusing itself together like a backwards firework. A large world with a core of ice and seas of frothing hydrogen, a world hot and acrid, which will be a seat of knowledge in the future.

A gas giant has been created for four (4) points. It shall be called Ournaro. It roils in a great, glorious storm of reds and oranges. It orbits incredibly slowly in a vast figure-of-eight between the two suns.

Next.. Next I see potential. I float to the planet of my peers, to the world built by the one they call Oiren.

I bless the Redweed with long term memory in its most basic form; the ability to recognize currents and cycles of the world, to know where to guide its seeds to live. With this comes thought, albeit slow thoughts. Oh, so slow and gentle.

The Redweed plants now have very basic sapience and long-term memory. Not that they can do much with it. (1)

I giggle as I listen to their slow thoughts. I giggle as I listen to the sounds of the beginning. All beginnings lead to an end, and this one shall be cataclysmic.
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Tlaca-Ica joins in in the giggling, and continues long after Canary has stopped.
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I watch the giggling form in front of me. It shimmers against the nothingness.

Oh, hello! You look like... What are they called...? A fish! Yes! You're very pretty. Do you like the planet I made? I made a planet, I believe. It will be very pretty too, and will have many thinking minds. Do you remember when I uhhh made the plants think? I think that was me. Yes, these are a start.
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I attempt to quantify the universe. I may have forgotten some parts or remembered them wrong, but if I did, they were probably either boring or spoilers.

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Oiren finishes writing. He looks to his star and planet. They had grown and changed, become unique among matter. They needed names, descriptors.

The sun, it would illuminate it would enlighten. It would be a beacon of truth. One of Oiren's many arms carved a rune into the substance of the divine plane, 'Eruditio'.

Oiren turned his attention to the planet of barren land and prosperous pink oceans. It would need a name as well, but what? Oiren paused for a minute. Slowly, carefully, he carved a complex rune into the divine plane. Oiren sat back to examine his work. 'Melody' The planet would be called 'Melody'.
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Tlaca-Ica names the ice sun butts
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I whirl up to Oiren, empty sleeves flowing alongside me in a gale of wool. I inspect the chalk runes even as I forget their meaning. It's probably not important.

I
turn to him, then turn away, then turn to him again, before finally spinning to a stop, gills waving in the white sea of the divine mists. The fog tastes like raspberry.

You write! Oh, I am glad that I am not the only one who writes. I do write too, you see, for words on canvas are just as ingrained in our memory as those in air, maybe even more so!
Oh, we should make a beautiful realm! A realm of calm whiteness and... What's the stuff called? Candyfloss! I love candyfloss! At its hub, a great wall of clay will stand, and on the clay shall be a history of all things, you see? When a little one dies, we shall ask of it to write down... well, everything! Everything it did! We shall keep a record of everything that ever happened!
Oh how lovely would it be to write down everything that happens here in this place, that when all's done, we can reminisce! We can smile and think back on the times when it wasn't done and recapture these happy days!


I shake my head, trying to remember what point I was making! Oh, how silly I can be. I probably thought it wasn't important and forgot it! But then, it comes back to me with all the good nature of an axolotl to its nest, holding in its cheek-pouches food for the newborns therein. Gone for a while, but for good reason. Probably.

Invention cannot exist without knowledge, my dear. After all, you are that which represents gaining knowledge, after all, and I am keeping it! Will you help me, Mr.... What was your name again? Onion?
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"Oiren, I am Oiren. I would help you create this...Realm of Knowledge. Though it must be protected, guarded from those who seek to steal its secrets. For while knowledge is a treasure it can not be released at once. What would be the point of the destination if not for the trials of reaching it? It must be powerfully warded, entry only allowed for the dead and true spirits of knowledge. within must be a maze, twisting and inscrutable. Ever changing ever turning adapting to those who walk it so they may not find knowledge too far in their future nor past, nor will great secrets of the universe be revealed before their time. Finally, all that shall be written within shall take the form of Godly Script. Thus it shall be unreadable to mortal eyes or those who would misuse it.

All within, be they God, Mortal, or Ghost, must speak and record truth within. For without truth knowledge is wasted.

And finally it shall be maintained by special custodians. Among the dead those who searched for knowledge truly and without ulterior motive will be returned as spirits upon the realm and allowed to walk the maze and understand all they wish. So long as they defend the Realm from threats and share no knowledge before its time, they shall be researchers and librarians within a paradise of history.

Are these terms acceptable?
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Yes! It shall have big, big mazes and lovely coffee shops, and shall house all the loveliest memories! There shall be library upon library and arching towers! Architecture of pastel and clay!
Oh, but any who defeat the maze and outwit its guardians should have bountiful knowledge! Indeed, anyone who asks should! They shall have such beautiful knowledge! Knowledge of foods bitter and sour, sweet and spicy! Knowledge of their death, and of their birth! Knowledge of loves lost and grandmothers dead, and of children born and friends made! Knowledge of the spinning of worlds as far back as I can remember! Since the first frozen sun shone... Oh, I forget when. They shall ponder it all and reminisce in that vast nostalgia for years! Then I shall serve them... What's it called again? The brown stuff with the sugar in... Tee. Yes, that.
It shall be done, then? I'm so excited!
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"No you're thinking of syrup"
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" I need rest first, I have not the power to call such a plane into existance, let alone modify it. That sun and planet have taken my energy"
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Solbruin overhears the pair's discussion, the sweep of her arms eliciting a rattle from her chainmail robes.

"Forward-thinkers, it would be my pleasure to contribute to your designs, to see the construction of such a plane. We might layer reality itself, diffuse the Planes into something less two sides of the blade, and two extremes of the strata."

"What a joy it would be for a champion among mortals to overcome our designs and knock on our very door! It's rare to find younglings with vision like yours."


Solbruin glances down at the mortal plane, or you tentatively guess she does based on the head-silhouette.

"Of course, we'll need mortals fit to task, first."
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I update the atlas with new names.

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Oh, Sally! That is a most marvellous idea! Arrange the worlds like the pages of a circular books. The first layer shall be the crucible above chaos and misty fire upon which the first impure samples are born, and as one travels upwards through the discs, they move closer to us! Oh, that is interesting... And stable! The ending of that is something which I am excited to see! Not, of course, that I'll cheat. Remembering the future is oh so tempting a prospect, but that would keep it fixed, and it would spoil things terribly.
In the meantime, I must sadly agree with onion, for my power is drained too! Soon, though, we will all rise again into majesty, and our work will be very much more interesting to read about.
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