Juxtaephyeal Kek Maloy, a riftkeeper. I had once resided between the
many worlds that make up this vast multi-planar universe. It was my
duty, along side my brother riftkeepers, to watch over and protect
these worlds. Ours is a duty to defend the very fabric of reality
from being torn apart. This also includes the management of the
portals through which only a select few could ever travel.
force of which I knew nothing grasped my being. I fell into a state
of boredom. With that boredom came a feeling of greed unknown to
even the eldest of my brothers. The greed drove me to allow passage
for a price to anyone wishing to pass through
any rift. It had been my sole responsibility to keep this power out
of the hands of those bent on dominating other worlds. When these
worlds began to die off suddenly, my brothers discovered what I had
done. I had unwittingly assisted in the extinction of fifteen
physical agony at my guilt, my brothers subdued me. Stripped of my
powers, rank, and title, they sentenced me to a world where I could
interact with none, unseen by all, placed there to record the history
of that world as it progressed.
wandered the world as a mortal would, always on foot or ship. Over
the huge landmasses I trudged, documenting the things I saw. But it
wasn’t until I encountered a small group of beings, an off lot they
were, that I felt the first trickles of comprehension of my crime
flow through me. I realized then that with all the power at my
disposal, I had become jaded and lost my way. These finite creatures
had not even the barest hopes of advancing as far as my brothers and
I had, yet they still fought against odds far greater than
themselves, striving for more though it outdistanced them. I came to
understand, as I followed them through their lives, that I had lost
my desire to be greater than the life granted me.
begged my brothers to allow me the privilege of chronicling
exclusively that small band of warriors. They relented. They also
allowed me to go back to the events that brought them together. I
have been watching them ever since.