Return of Hadrach
Creation of the Third World
Human mythology teaches that this is the Third world created by the gods. When the Second world was destroyed, the goddess Laifa, wife of Temur was inconsolable. She had loved the previous world so much that on the last sunset of that world, she walked on the last beach, mourning that was about to end. She sought out the most beautiful stone on that beach and put it in her pocket as a keepsake, and returned to Temur to show him the treasure she had found. Even with this precious memento, Temur could do nothing to bring her out of her misery. So he took the stone and placed it deep in the fire of his hearth. When the stone grew hot and molten, Temur pulled it from the fire and rolled the stone out as if it were merely warm bread dough. He pulled and shaped that stone, making it carefully into a world his wife would be proud to love again. When he showed her his work, her tears of sorrow slowly turned to tears of joy as they first quenched the molten stone, then filled the oceans. When the world finally cooled, the two of them breathed life across the world, filling it with trees and flowers, grass, shrubs and all manners of creatures.