Kingdoms of Hate
In the beginning there where the Primordials. Earth, water, air, and fire, and their sons and daughters, ice, magma, life, and lightning. Together the Primordials created the world (later known as Confracta Terra). After the Primordials finished creating the world and every elemental aspect about it, the elder Primordials hid into the world and rested.
The younger Primordials created beings by combining the original elements and their own powers, creating the Gods, Lux Goddess of light, Umbra God of shadows, Donec Goddess of fertility, Malus Goddess of anger, and Pax God of serenity. Pax and Malum competed to earn favor with their creators, but to no avail. Malus was Married to Umbra and Pax married to Lux. Umbra gave birth to 13 children, all filled with hate and anger and the ability to control the shadows. Lux gave birth to 6 children, these creatures where frail and every one of them completely different from the last. Lux named these creatures the mortal races and placed them in different parts of the world. The ones she named Man did everything possible to earn her favor. Although Lux loved her children all equally, she favored man and aided them whenever possible. However the children could not live in harmony, so each race left to a different part of the world. The Elves went to the great forests, The Goblins went to the hills before the great mountains (supposedly where Earth himself sleeps), The Humans went to the northernmost part of the world, the Dwarves burrowed through the world and eventually cam across a cave that was big enough to hold every Dwarf, The Thri-kreen traveled with the Drowdren but, stopped in the desert and settled where the harsh sun made them most comfortable, and the Drowdren settled in the swamps and climbed the great mushrooms.
After the Mortal races had spread across the world the younger Primordials went down onto the world to join their parents in slumber. The Gods remained however to look after the world and, if needed, wake their creators from their great slumber. The 13 children of Umbra left the world and created their own lands somewhere past the world. But because they where creatures of hate and shadows their lands where dark and horrible. They envied the mortal races and began plotting a way to destroy the mortal races and take the world for themselves.