Long ago, many years before the Earth was formed, there lived a titanic monster. He was known as Erog’La, and from him all things were made. He drifted amongst the stars on an immense island, and guided himself with an immense oar. This oar was known as Anincotr, and over the eons had been sharpened into a spear on one end by Erog’La.
Erog’La paddled about, seeking a star which could suit his needs. Finding none that could satisfy his purposes, he turned upon his island. In the midst of the island grew a great fern, which Erog’La named Isolep. Taking two of its great fronds, he tore them from the stem, and from them fashioned a net. This he dragged behind the island.
As Erog’La paddled, great currents formed in the stars. Galaxy’s formed, and many great beings came to be from the tidepools of the heavens. Nonetheless, there was great destruction wrought whenever he moved about.
Over time, the net gathered the dust of heaven. Stars, comets, and what would become fiberoptic cables all came together in Erog’La’s net. When he was satisfied, he drew in the nets, and crushed the material together. Using the strength of his hand, he created a star, which he gave life using the fire of his lungs. It is said that because the fire of this star came from the lungs of Erog’La himself, never would it grow hotter or colder, save for at the end of all things.
Next, Erog’La fashioned planets from the material left over, and using Anincotr, spilled the blood of his hand upon them. In doing this, he freed them from the natural cycles of things. Their fate, lives, and changes in climate would be entirely up to them.
Next, Erog’La set the star and planets in their orbit. Unwilling to abandon his life of wandering amongst the stars, he created for himself, two beings. One, he called Tip, and took her for a wife. The other he called Wilstev, and set him in place with the task of watching the great gates of the Earth. And so all who came to know him, knew him as “He of the Gates-Jobs.”
At last, Erog’La cast out his nets, and prepared to move on. But as he did so, the great nets became ensnared about the third planet, until they could be removed. Rather than destroy or damage that which he had created, Erog’La cut free the nets of from his island, wrapping them tightly about the planet. And he declared to Tip and Wilstev, “So the fern from which I crafted this net grew from the earth of my island, so may new life grow from this planet. Let it be called Earth, and declared that I have created all within it!”
Years later, this net was to be inhabited by a great spider, Elgo’og, who crawled about the Earth on his wide web.
Tired from his efforts, Erog’La lay down upon his island, and was overcome by a great sleep. Tip grew restless, for she had not been given a task by Erog’La, as Wilstev had. She said to He of the Gates-Job, “my husband is asleep. Lie with me so that I may bear your children and call them his! And so you shall have your part in the universe!”
Wilstev did as Tip asked, and she soon gave birth to a host of children by him. When Erog’La awoke, Tip said to him, “Look, my husband, at your children!”
But Erog’La saw through her deception, and grew angry. “My children?” He thundered. “No children of mine could ever be so made! Look for yourself at their footprints in the carbon of my Island! Far too large are they! These are the children of Wilstev, whom I created to tend the Earth! Perhaps if he will not attend his duties, his children will!”
And Erog’La gathered up the children of Wilstev and Tip, and cast them down to the Earth. Furious, he took his wife and buried her alive in the soil of his Island. Tip wept at her fate, and from her tears, grew both she and the fern, Isolep, till two great trees stood above the island. Then Erog’La took Wilstev, and rent him in two.
“No longer shall you be Wilstev, for your rebellion was great. Perhaps in two you might accomplish your task!” Erog’La said.
And so the two halves of Wilstev grew. One, the torso became great in thought and art, yet his legs were weak and accomplish little great work. He became known to the people of Earth as Elppa. His brother grew oppositely so. He grew strong and industrious, yet his mind was slow and he often became terribly sick and useless. He was known to the people of earth as Orcim the Soft (for his mind was weak).
And with his task completed, Erog’La took up his oar-spear, and left the Earth to grow as it would, promising to one day return.