In the Chanmyran universe, as it is in all cultures, the planets are gods. They are revered and worshiped as powerful forces that shape people’s lives. Chayan, his four children. The twin moons are considered the messengers of the gods and the third moon, the Nibbin, is the trickster who allegedly stole magic from the gods and gave it to humans.
Chayan is considered to be the father of them all. Takkara rules over work and duty, Hadra governs emotions, love and compassion, Iyana’s domain is luck/chance/fate and Ashok governs wisdom and thought.
Aja-nu is the oft-forgotten youngest fifth child in this pantheon.
Aja-nu is the unpredictable god in the planetary pantheon and is often the harbinger of disruption and turmoil. His orbit is unpredictable as his journey through the solar system is irregular. He has not been seen in over five hundred years and many have forgotten his significance.
His periods of influence vary. Sometimes he is present for short periods lasting only a few weeks. Other times he can remain visible for many months and on rare occasions for several years. How his appearance impacts the world will depend on the positions of all the other planets. This is why his arrival and impact is so unpredictable. But the impact can be enormous.
Tatak Rhe had its origin during one of the greater-periods of the Red God’s influence.
Yttuva was the Tarish demigod who ruled over a divine city where Tarish and Faenyr lived together, creating splendor and majesty. Crystal spires and soaring towers, buildings carved and sculpted out of solid marble, seamless and flawless. It was an age of pure magic, unrivaled by any other.
The arrival of humans upset that delicate balance. They came as refugees from a dying land. But soon their numbers grew, as did their greed. As an ancient and long-lived race, the Faenyr saw humans as children- not ready for the kind of power they demanded. Refusing to be denied, the humans invoked Takkara as their protector. Takkara refused to be involved but the pleading of his sister to have compassion on the mortal creatures moved him to take up their cause.
Takkara pleaded with the semi-divine Tarish, but Yttuva saw humans as a threat to the stability of the land. His bond was to the region and he saw humans as something that did not belong there.
Aja-nu saw Change and felt compelled to stir things up, making Iyana his ally in the argument between siblings. He argued that humans were a new force in the world and that if they were not guided, then they would cause greater problems later. Ashok saw the wisdom of his little brothers words, and Takkara was swayed to take the plight of the humans as his own.
Takkara fought Yttuva during the last great-appearance of Aja-nu, who is also known to Chanmyrans as The Red Go d
All children learn the story of how Takkara defeated Yttuva.
Yttuva fought against Takkara – both men wielding sword and magic. Yttuva glowed in bright violet and silver-blue. He called upon Breshan to feed his magic. Yttuva hacked at Takkara, as Breshan dipped behind Triappa.
Takkara roared, knowing triumph was at hand. Without Breshan to sustain Yttuva, his magic began to fail. Yttuva leapt from mountain peak to mountain peak, struggling to gain back his advantage. Yttuva cast spell after spell, weakening his foe.
Yttuva could not leave the battlefield, bound as he was to the land by the gods and magic. In a final act of valiant defiance, he slammed his sword into the land, draining the magical force that flowed naturally. Takkara raised his sword to strike the killing blow. As he swung the sword, Yttuva released his mortal form, and flowed into the landscape, causing the earth to shake.
Takkara howled in anguish, thwarted. Then the ground heaved violently, and he was thrown, knocking his head. When he woke up, the land had changed. The mountains in the west had shifted, receded. The city around him had crumbled and the land was no longer flat, but had become a giant hill. He stumbled to his feet, exhausted and bleeding from numerous wounds. He had won, but as he had been warned, it was not a victory.
Everything was destroyed, and his enemy fled rather than killed.
Now, Takkara is perceived as the divine guardian and protector of the region.
In some of the less remembered lore, the story tells of the time when Yttuva will rise again and reclaim his rightful place as the ruler of his lost city and that he would restore the Faenyr ownership.