Since the beginning of time, the earth and the sky would gaze upon each other, and were all that the other could see. Over time they grew an immense love, which could be felt in the gentle warmth of sun on the grass, the cool breeze crossing the sea, or the quiet beauty of the mist on the mountains. But still, despite their shows of affection, the two could never truly touch or meet.
Millennia passed, and they grew so restless of longing that they decided, on one brisk and quiet dawn, that they would summon all their strength and reach out to each other. For the first and last time the earth and the sky met, and their fleeting touch was so powerful it forged the matter between them into an entirely new being.
The VELON was bound not by the earth nor the sky, it could live between both. With its inherited celestial & terrestrial powers it could urge trees to grow, summon lightning, and beckon fire and water to its call. It was the child of the ground below and heavens above and knew nothing else but freedom.
But it was the only one of its kind, and grew restless of this. Knowing the loneliness and longing of the powers that birthed it, it shattered itself into a thousand shards for company. Despite having only a fraction of their former power, these shards were now descendants, and had the power to breed and create new life in their image.
As they changed and evolved, some of these descendants would grow to prefer the sky, and some to prefer the earth. Living apart, they became two separate species. Their differences grew greater, their stories changed, and thus began the rift of a deep rivalry between them. They had forgotten their beginnings, their common ancestor, and the unified power of love and admiration that brought them both into being.
All the while, the earth and sky gaze upon each other still, wishing for the day they might meet again.