Tarnic is a planet of ancient origins, its gods equally so. Chaos is a plauge and power struggles occur on all planes. The gods use the planet like a giant multi-leveled chess board. Orcs roam the plains, slaying all unprotected. Dwarves run and hide from evils far greater then were meant to be. Elves cast spells in the shadow of trees, and halfings go on pilgrimages to all cities.
Background and History
Legend , only to the gods, has it that there was once one ancient predecessor, The Primary, who created all of the void and then split his conscience into each of its parts. This lead to a total chaos into which beings of near equal power were formed. All creating when and what they wished; except, with so much force, and so many wills being thrown around, their home began to stress and warp.
Out of fear of losing his works, The Primary took two actions. First he cleansed the Material plane of all things holy and unholy, yet none of them useful. Then he created a single rock and bound all of his gods to this rock, giving them each a seat in the void surrounding. He then let them choose each of their places and find their strengths. Some created servants of intelligence and some created those of sustenance. Alliances formed and war started to become catastrophic. So much so that the races, who eventually became only humans, even began to look outward and challenge their gods knowing they were bound. They saw the stars and yet they lacked their own so they began to leave.
This challenge to the gods and question of The Primary caught even his attention and will. Having created all but not wanting to be found and challenged, he caused a second Purge.
This is only known to those with the power to find it. After this second Purge he had expended himself to far, so he created two final gods to watch over the Planet and maintain a balance. One was the twin suns around which the rock circles, and the other were the three moons which contained all of the arcane magic within the primary. Now with a balance created and maintained, The Primary himself to maintain a continual presence dispersed his body beyond the material plane creating all of the outer planes.
With the Primary now gone, his last will was for all of creation to keep its balance and progress while not making the mistakes of the past. So the gods then defined their alliances as the 3 alignments of Good, Neutral, and Evil. So began a greater interaction of gods and mortals, including the creation of more races such as Elves and Dwarves. Now it’s only a matter of time before the power hungry gods of evil try to usurp the balance. Even ruins from the past civilization may still be found, and the need for power still dwells in all but is watched by the Twins.