Enderal:The Path, Tome 2: The Epiphany
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“Before us, there was Chaos and after us Chaos will remain. Since man has a weak spirit and a spoiled heart, it is only under divine guidance that he shall blossom. Do not grieve over bowing your heads to us! Fools mistake our might with tyranny, even as sages recognize our deepest desire: to shoulder the burden of man's foolishness — and to protect humanity.”
Yet not everyone realized the Light-Borns' divinity. And so it happened that a great man stepped forward. His name was Melros.
“You claim to be gods!” he shouted at the Light-Borns with a firm voice. “The last god who reigned over us brought us nothing but harm and destruction! You claim that your wish is to protect us, but how can we trust you?”
One of the figures drifted down towards Melros. Still endowed with light, its body narrowed to become even smaller than the man in front of it. It was the Light-Born Irlanda.
”Your doubts bespeak wisdom, oh Melros. And yes, Asâtoron was deluded and wicked! But it came from ignorance. Even though he was aware of his divinity, his origin was as much a mystery to him as it was to us. It was this Uncertainty which devastated his heart.“
“We are of a different kind. We are the messengers of peace. Follow us and this world shall blossom. Our reign will last eternally, since we are not of flesh and blood as you are. We, Oh Melros, are the Light-Born.”
And Melros acknowledged the divinity of the figure standing in front of him. Filled with awe and understanding, he fell to his knees and begged their pardon.
So began the hegemony of the Light-Born. And it was righteous, for the Light-Born were true gods, free of human vices, free of Asâtoron's madness.