The origin of the sentient races remains shrouded in mystery and the Gods too are unable to answer their disciples clearly as how it had all begun. Many Gods though had an ever growing sensation of the presence of greater forces in action, and they called them, the Elder Gods.
Two such Elder Gods were Order and Chaos. The lesser Gods who had spheres of influences all over Pipurim, theorized that Order created the universe out of the essence of existence in the void. Many priests had learned from some Gods that universes had been created many times before only to be destroyed by Chaos.
Excerpt from the texts written by an Elf priest is given here to give an idea of the how the four races thought of the origin of universe.
“It all began when there was only Void and Existence came to be. One cannot place in time exactly when that happened, because Time did not exist before that; it came to exist along with matter and energy.
“The Existence was made of number of layers - number of planes. And in the beginning, it was all filled with Chaos. The will for a timeless chaotic movement of matter and energy by the Existence called forth Order. It had its origin in the lowest of the planes of Existence.
“Order created the galaxies, stars and planets and many celestial bodies from the Existence’s matter and energy. Chaos soon got enraged and jealous and would take over to reclaim the matter and energy. Numerous such universes were created and destroyed by the struggle between Chaos And Order.
“Every time, Order created a Universe, eventually Chaos would take over it. But as time passed, and Order seemed to get more skillful in the craft of Universe creation, the Universe started expanding to more planes with in the Existence. Chaos would destroy it like all the earlier ones, but Order would create the next one with more rigors. The Universes started to stay for longer times than their predecessors.
“Eventually, one such Universe, it stayed long enough to create life. The life created was nothing spectacular. It just grew on one planet out of the whole Universe, crawling around underwater. The effect of Chaos still remained in the life created, and they soon were extinct before the whole Universe was consumed by Chaos again.
“Then, time came to pass, when Order got as skillful Chaos and created a magnificent Universe that awed the rest. There were similar low life forms in numerous planets, but on one planet, there was something new. There grew numerous sentinels who interacted with each other and their environment, and shaped their destiny, no matter how short lived they were.
“As Void and Existence watched the work of Order, Chaos too watched it with a nasty streak of jealousy and greed.”
It was the first time that sentience had taken form on the universe created by Order, and thus Chaos had attempted to corrupt the universe in a different manner than he had done lot many times. The resulting power struggle created the four races – Humans, Elfs, Giants and Orcs from the ancient humanoid race of Naras.
Order though, had been a bit deceptive in her own way. She had started of creating the sentient races at two different places on the planet, Pipurim. The Naras, she purposefully made them grand and there by they attracted Chaos. The other group of sentient she created roamed the northern hemisphere during the ages when there was only ice and soon as the ice melted they got restricted to a northern continent. These sentient called themselves Naras and their features told that Order had taken inspiration from the other feline creation she had done several times – the Fikalats.
It took several Warsa for Chaos to roll his eyes over to the northern hemisphere of Pipurim. Though, the same was the case with Order and she was not able to give much of her attention to the Firmans once the struggle over the Nara descendants started against Order. As a result of this, the Firmans are less corrupted by Chaos, but also are less developed with their overall skills.