There is a world not so different from our own but instead of being the home to humans; this world is ruled by a race of extremely intelligent and powerful horses. In the beginning there were only two horses in existence. But these weren’t the type of horses that would eventually rule the land. No, these two horses were gods. More specifically the god of night and the moon: Orpheus. And the goddess of day and the sun: Thea. For many years these two lovers lived in peaceful harmony. But Thea grew tired of shining her light with no one to see it. So she and her husband decided to have children. Out of their love for each other came three beautiful mares: Kalani, goddess of the sky, Eldoris, goddess of the sea, and Adana, goddess of the earth, each with their own boundaries to control. But these boundaries did not separate the three sisters. Because of the life giving water that flowed from Eldoris to Adana whenever they touched; another goddess was created. The goddess of spring, Brigantia, was born.
Kalani was unhappy at first at the lack of children that she had but her mother reminded her that as goddess of sky she has the power to control where the sun’s light touched Adana and Eldoris and in turn whether or not Brigantia has the strength to do her job of creating life for Adana. This caused Kalani to become very happy and em( )ace her mother. And with the heat that came from the em( )ace Hefina, goddess of summer was born.
Orpheus was pleased that his family was growing so rapidly. But he was saddened by the fact that he had not spent much time with his children. So he decided to visit the youngest child, Hefina, while Thea was with Adana. But whenever he tried to interact with Hefina, she would try to run away. This angered Orpheus so much that he decided to catch Hefina when she was not looking. So when the time was right Orpheus did exactly that. And much to both of their surprise another goddess was formed. Because of the coolness that Orpheus embodies clashing with the heat of Hefina they inadvertently created the goddess of autumn, Akina.
Orpheus’s act angered Thea so much that she would not listen to his or any explanation on how Akina was created. Thea would have nothing to do with the newest child and used her power to forbid her from interacting with anyone. This lack of contact with her family caused Akina to rapidly lose the warmth that she had. Orpheus could see that the child was in pain so with his gentle power he helped her to release the cold that was building up inside of her. And when all of the cold was drawn out of Akina, Orpheus took it and gave it life; thus creating Soyala the goddess of winter.
The four goddesses of the seasons did their duty with pleasure. They enjoyed seeing how their touch caused Adana, Eldoris, and Kalani to change. But like Thea, they wished to have someone to marvel at and experience these changes. So together with the help of Orpheus, Thea, and the other goddesses they created the first mortal horses. A( )a was the first mother and her partner Pippin, the first father.
And so A( )a and Pippin lived, loved, and created life in what would eventually be called the world of Kaldoran. But as life went on the peace of the land was threatened. A( )a and Pippin had two sons and a daughter and as Pippin grew older the two sons grew to despise each other because of their wish to rule the land after their father’s death. The daughter did not wish for her ( )others to fight and try as she might she could not get them to come to a compromise (for it unheard of for a female to be a leader). Eventually the feud grew so intense that one of the ( )others became completely engulfed with hate and rage. He came to the conclusion that the only way to secure his place on the throne was to destroy anyone who would stand in his way. In his fury he murdered his own ( )other and was about to kill his sister when he was stopped by some sort of force-field. His sister, who had seen the murder, stood there as the essence of peace and compassion for she realized that even though what her ( )other had done was horrible her other ( )other had done nothing to try and come to an agreement but engaged and provoked in the hate that had consumed the other. And from this simple conflict arose the great battle between Brytt the god of hate/war and Arina goddess of peace. And as for the murdered ( )other he through the help of Arina became Aeron the god of death; although he is thankful for Arina’s assistance he wishes that he could have more power than just acting as an escort to and king of the deceased. And like all wars Arina and Brytt created ways of fighting one another: the seven virtues and seven vices.
As time went on the mortal horses were affected by the vices more prominently than the virtues. The land turned harsh and the residents bitter and tired. There is a tale of a horse that will be able to stop the fight and return Kaldoran to what it once was. So, the world of Kaldoran waits for the hero so that harmony can be seen again and Kaldoran can become as beautiful as it once was.