A long time ago, Eiluvial was watching the Elemental Chaos, looking for inspiration for his next work of art. As he watched the Elements grow, feed, and destroy one another, for a brief instant he thought he saw Earth and Metal form a ball, Water and Wood surrounding much of it while Fire lit it from afar and warmed it from within.
As is the nature of the Chaos, however, it was gone almost as quickly as it had formed.
Eiluvial, however, was now inspired to create his greatest work. He picked up some of the Aether of his own home, and began working it into the Elemental Chaos. Wherever he worked the Aether, the other Elements would calm, allowing him to work with and shape them as well. He worked for many days and nights to craft his newest creation, lighting his work with a large ball of Fire, while he scattered about many numerous smaller ones to get the lighting just right.
When he was finished, he showed off his great creation to the other gods, having named it The World.
The others were rightly impressed, but felt it was missing something. They each began to work their own additions into Eiluvial’s World; he tried to protest at the meddling in his creation, but the other gods ignored him.
It was not all friendly, however, and as tensions and tempers flared, fights inevitably broke out over how some aspect of the World should be made. One such fight ended so violently that a chunk of Eiluvial’s World was broken free and knocked into the sky.
Fearing more fights would destroy his creation, Eiluvial pleaded with the gods to stop. Still they ignored him, save Falorian, who saw the sense behind Eiluvial’s fear. He waited until another argument broke out and distracted the gods, and then stepped in and, with one quick motion, cast more Aether into the World, displacing the gods and blanketing the World.
The sudden rush of fresh Aether into the World gave birth to the Elementals, gods in their own rights who were empowered within the World and who could protect it from the constant meddling of the other gods, limiting what they were capable of doing within it. Not powerful enough to completely halt the gods’ meddling, they could rebuff the more direct alterations, and even cast the gods out entirely if they so chose.