The Pantheon
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In the beginning…

Before space, before time, before reality, before existence and nonexistence, there was an endless expanse of primordial conceptual potential. Eternal and constant, preceding and outlasting everything, with no origin nor ending. It was a spectacular dance of infinite concepts.

The fearsome sea roiled and churned, giving way to the miracle of life as infinite multiverses arose as islands. Within the sea, twenty-four aspects of itself began to stir. They were the concepts of Duality, Justice, Change, Truth, Destruction, Balance, Creation, Progress, Royalty, Desire, Curiosity, Humor, Absurdism, Hunger, War, Time, Stupor, Balance, Access, Art, Chaos, and many more.

Sentience manifested within reality, granting form to the twenty-four concepts. They gradually emerged from the sea as the Pillars, from Alpha to Omega. The Pillars endeavored to experience sentience for themselves, and extend their influence. This they accomplished by creating souls of themselves: avatars.

The avatars served to carry out the work and will of the Pillars — their Oversouls — within the infinite realities. Most avatars established themselves within those that already existed, while others with greater ambition chose create entirely new ones by their own power.

The Pillars gave names to themselves, attained self-awareness, and developed personalities. At first, all was a masterpiece of perfection, whole and transcendent. However, this was not to last, for a plague of corruption spread like wildfire. What began as a harmonious dance of many concepts had transgressed into a cataclysmic schism between order and chaos. This bred polarity, which bred conflict, defiling the perfect pattern upon which everything was constructed. True stability could never be restored.

The Pillars were left with naught but ruins beneath them. This was not at all what they had intended, yet regardless, this was all that remained. Determined not to allow the corruption to spread any further, many repurposed their avatars as a means to retain what remained of stability, and enforce a semblance of order. However, there were others which adopted their own selfish goals, descending into petty power struggles which continue up to present.

...But what became of their avatars?

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