Aya

(This is all based on the teachings of the Church of Aya.)

The goddess of Astaire, the mother of everything good. She was the beginning, the embodiment of light and goodness.

In the beginning Aya was born from the womb of a higher god of a distant plane. She wandered the emptiness, searching for something to call her own. Along the way she bumped into Estiel, and they bonded, creating the plane of Astaire. They started off as equals, working for the same goal, to create life and watch their flock mature, the perfect parental figures. But Estiel became bored. The boredness turned into resentment towards Aya, and soon his corruptness showed through. Aya, feeling betrayed, banished Estiel to a neighboring, empty plane.

For many centuries Aya talked freely with her creations, but slowly her children became belligerent, wanting to be emancipated from their mother. Reluctantly, she stepped back, taking a more detatched approach.

In present times, there is hardly a town that lacks a temple, church, or monument to Aya, and her worshipers are devout, leaning upon her for health, happiness, and well being.

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