A New Beginning
There exists a place somewhere far away, out of our world where anything can happen. The world knew no bounds when it shaped itself from nothingness, and it's inhabitants enjoy a bounty of natural wonders that we can only dream of. It is a world yet untainted by greed or pollution, where possibilities are still endless and limited only by the imagination. Magic flows with the wind and settles in every living being and wall of stone that it touches, warping and shaping the world to the will of those who know it's name. A world that is ready to be called home by anyone who embraces it for all it's worth and learns to live with it. A place we only call by it's name, Rhea.
- Faded inscription
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Springtime, 21 C°, Sunny
What was dead, lives once more. Eyes all over the island look up at the sky at the shining ring of stones and debris that goes from horizon to horizon. As the sun rises far over lands unknown, it's light scatters from ice and water and brings the first specks of light to the morning. The sky is alit with a river of lights, shining up and then fading away moments after. There are hundreds, if not thousands of them where they once only saw rocks and a cloud of dust high above them. Dawn has been upon them for generations, but not once has the ring taken to such a colorful dance. It boggles their minds as to what it could be or what it could mean, but they won't know for millenias to come why it was so.
Still, the inhabitants of this strange land are filled with awe and respect. Every time dawn is upon them, they look up at the sky to watch the sun rise and the ring to fade, but this time... this time it is special. As if a divine force commanded them to stop and look inside, even if just for a moment, and then look outside at the world around them. Who are they. What are they doing. As they look around their hovels and count their numbers, they come to realize that nothing has changed yet the feeling still lingers on inside of them. Like a spark to be more than they are. That little cinder that has the potential to become a roaring bonfire if they take the right steps to get to it. As the sun slowly creeps over the horizon and it's warm light fills the plains of the island and seeps through the canopies of it's forests, the feeling slowly fades away as another day of hunting and gathering begins. Perhaps this was just a once in a lifetime spectacle. Perhaps it was something more.
Birds began to sing once more. Deer call out for their mates in the forest, the krollan let out gentle roars that are swept across the plains and the mighty koibra retreat into their caves for the day with one last hiss to let others know they are still watching. Sound returns to the island from the clutches of a silence that nobody seemed to notice was there until it was broken. Life goes on and memories soon fade of the spectacle. There is work to be done, after all. New hovels need to be made to protect from the elements. The animals need to be fed and cared for. The hunting party needs to leave if they are to catch the animals.
Perhaps today won't be the day that changes history forever after all. But if it was, it would be up to the many strange and unique inhabitants of the island to manifest their destiny. Each with unique skills they can use to help each other out for the betterment of all, or to make sure all others tremble at their mere sight. It is now up to them to create the life they wish to live and carve out a little piece of history for themselves. But whether or not this fame will last only from the first rays of the sun to the last, or be etched in stone and remembered thousands of year from now... that remains to be seen.
Dawn of Civilization: Your people are alive and well, but few in number and living where they have for generations. This is where history begins and you will help them carve out a place for themselves to call home in this wild world. For now they are just simple huts or caves they've come to occupy and their possessions are nothing more than the primitive clothes on their bodies and the basic tools they use. But as they explore the land, create a culture and interact with others, this will soon start to change for the better or worse. So go out there pioneers and see the world for what it is! Every nook and cranny hides a secret, and the other inhabitants of this world are sure to keep you entertained and busy for a long, long time.