The following is a traditional Ashkathi fable.
Long ago, in the time before time, the world was a dark place. The nights were long and cold, the days were short and brought little light to the depths below. The clouds covered the sky constantly. People lived in fear of the darkness, of beasts like the Gaaka-den. They wondered what lie above the clouds, that cast such a dark shadow upon the world. Torra decided that he would be the one to find out. He built up speed, and with a charge he made a great leap out of the water, high up to the clouds. As soon as he jumped past the clouds, he splashed back into water. There was another sea above the clouds! However, this sea, unlike the dark sea below it, was a brilliantly lit paradise. In this sea…Read more >