Only the Sky is Forever Preview- The Making of the Third World
The Maker created our world and the two that came before
In the world before ours, the people of the land were
powerful and blessed by the hands that made them. They lived well off the Maker's bounty.
There was game to hunt in the forests, water to drink in the streams, corn to
harvest in the fields.
But the people of the land grew greedy, proud and took
much more than they needed. The other creatures of the world began
to suffer and starve.
Seeking to rebuke them for their trespasses, the Maker
appeared to the people of the land and gave them a warning.
"Take only what you need,” the Maker said. “Do not abuse
the other creatures or each other and I shall promise to one day give you all
my power and wisdom. Become greedy again, and I shall sweep you away and make a
new people in your place.”
The people of the land agreed to their Maker's offer,
promising not to take as much as they had before.
Yet within a short time the people turned their backs on
their promise, slaughtering all the animals, cutting the trees and spoiling the
soil. In time, no life remained save the people themsleves and they turned on one another for sustenance.
Enraged and saddened, the Maker took vengeance. From the
Maker's shed tears, Unktehi the horned water serpent of destruction was born.
She covered the land in a flood, drowning the people and submerging all else.
When all the people were gone and the land was buried beneath the water, the Maker
looked over the waters with the Sun above them. Playing four songs on a
medicine lute, the Maker created a new world; the one we know today.
The first song, caused the earth to rise from beneath the
The second song, caused the mountains, trees and animals
to rise from the earth.
The third song, brought forth the new people, other
walking and speaking beings and those great spirits that are both human and
The fourth song, removed the heart of Unktehi from her
body which caused the great snake to fall into the lake on the top of Serpent
Mountain. There she remains even now.
The Maker hid Unktehi's heart, that the serpent could not
return. To this day, the Maker looks upon our world and all those who inhabit it.