Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Clash of the Titans: Back to the Beginning


According to the book 'History of the Universe', "In the beginning there was nothing but Dragons, Giants and Tritons.", but who are those entities exactly? Where do they come from and which role did they play in the creation of the Spiral?

Creation of the Spiral
We know that Bartleby, the Grandfather Tree, who was at the center of the First World, sung the Spiral into existence through the Song of Creation and that his sister, Lady Nightstar (Grandmother Raven), gave him two eyes, one of which could see into the past, the other into the future. His Eye of History was stolen by Malistaire Drake later on.

Clash of the Titans
At one point in History, the Dragons, Giants and Tritons entered an era of fierce battles for supremacy over their domains. After the Great War, these powerful creatures went into a state of stasis and harmony was back into the Spiral.

Awakening the Titans
Malistaire Drake sucessfully acquired the Krokonomicon and intended to use its immense power to force the Dragon Titan to bring Sylvia Drake back to life, but his plans in awakening the Fire Titan were stopped.

In Wintertusk, the Coven attempted to bring about the Everwinter by awakening The Frost Titan. They were stopped yet again with the help and guidance of Lady Nightstar.

When Morganthe tried to unveil the secrets of Astral Magic, the Celestians summoned the Storm Titan to defeat Morganthe's legions and to take their world to a place of safety, but the Titan ultimately sunk Celestia along with Morganthe's invading forces.

Back to the Beginning
The fact that these primordial Titans have the power to defy the laws of Magic, by bringing people back to life, freezing the Spiral and destroying entire worlds is proof of their immeasurable power. If they are this powerful, how do they rank when compared to the likes of Bartleby, Lady Nightstar and Old Cob? After all, these three are said to be inhabitants of the First World, along with the Aztecosaurs and the Titans, as confirmed by the Tzolk'n Stones in Azteca.

After the downfall of the Shadow Queen, Old Cob sent his minions to Polaris, Empyrea, Mirage, the Hidden Lands and the Broken Shores. The first is a frosty world, the second comes from the Ancient Greek word empyrus, which means 'in or on the fire', and where there is a shore, there is water.

Polaris, Empyrea and the Broken Shores
Wouldn't those be the perfect places to summon the Titans and bring back chaos in the Spiral? If anything, Polaris, Empyrea and the Broken Shores might be the names of Grizzleheim, Dragonspyre and Celestia in ancient times. And this is where the Telegraph Box would fit in, allowing us to travel back in time and stop the awakening of the Elemental Titans once more.

Please, keep in mind that this is just a theory of mine.

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