The Teicna Files 02 - A New Breed
Dalensh was the first of the gods to tackle the dreaded challenge of creating intelligent life once more. Ever the artist, the god of the seas secluded himself in a small cove and set to work molding raw matter like clay, steadily creating a form pleasing to his divine eyes. For weeks, designs were started, scrapped, recreated, redesigned, and scrapped again. Perfection was an impossible goal, Dalensh realized this perfectly well, but he was determined to be truly proud of his first sapient species. At last, he placed a finalized design into the water and granted it life. A smile crossed his face as the proto-merman made its first few laps in the isolated pool, investigating its surroundings and contemplating its existence.
Using it as a template, the sea god created a small population of the creatures and let them loose into the open ocean. The other three gods had been left in the dark as to Dalensh's new venture, but they caught on quickly enough as the new beings steadily began to