The Nine Daughters Of The World
As the Age Of Elements drew to a close, and the great powers that rose and fought and loved and slew lay in their repose…
Where heat and light and dark and madness and life and birth and nothingness bled and devoured…
The earth heaved, and the forests split, and the stone at the heart of the world stabbed into the skies, and bled tears of fire…
The world begged for sanity, plead for knowledge and history to fight back the chaos that reigned in the age before…
And nine cradles were forged, each crucible filled with the essence of all that bound the world and all it would need…
And rain and snow fell, and ashes and bones, and light burst in the night and the stars sang a single note as nine were born…
Nine daughters of the world, coughed forth from a womb in the earth…
Nine daughters of the world to bring it all from the sour pools of turmoil and closer to order…
Nine daughters of the world.
from “The Petran of the Nine”, (standard resolved litany)
The Nine Daughters, it is known, were birthed upon the world at a time when it was cursed with the chaos and bedlam of its early existence. The Daughters were brought to be mothers and teachers, sisters and midwives, lovers and rivals to all of the world’s creations from that point on.
The Nine Daughters represent both sides of their aspects, carrying with them the understanding that nothing exists without casting a shadow, nothing survives its battle to escape nothingness without drawing with it the image that it sees in the mirror of itself. Whether worshipping individually as lone pilgrims, in groups as cults and templars, or in massive lay choirs in the largest of churches, their followers can be very devout to one of the aspects of their goddess, or they can be as mercurial as their patron mistress, taking any excuse to show the most beneficial side of her favor as the winds see fit to take her. Some worship several of the Daughters, and plenty pay heed and lay loyalty to them all, delivering the truth that the Daughters are the gifts to the world, for they are the entirety of what the world represents, be it fair or foul.
It is known that the smoldering peaks in Jorldom known as the Nine Daughters, nine volcanic crags that rise thousands of feet above the ice-plagued escarpments leading to the Arkessan White Sea, are the birthplace of the goddesses. The most devout of their adherents are sure to make pilgrimage to gaze upon those holiest of cauldrons, to brave passage to the top of the world and entreat with their faith in its embryonic nativity.
The Nine Daughters Of The World (and their domains)
Polynomise of Life and Death
Vermin, Repose, Plant, Earth, death, animal
Clethra of Love and Hate
War, Liberation, destruction, Glory
Lizei, the Young and The Old
Villosis of the Dark and the Light
Sun, Healing, Fire, good, Evil, Darkness
Cornelis from the Past and the Future
Travel, Luck, charm, artifice
Rosemanis the True and the False
Trickery, Rune, Madness
Trilliaris, the Calm and the Wild
Weather, Water, Air, chaos
Cloveris for One and for All
Law, Knowledge, community