Okay, So instead of adding anti-spoilers for everything I decided to make a separate page with the “clean chapter” since I thought it would be better presentation. If you already read the prologue with the Anti-Spoilers then you can ignore this chapter as none of the content is different. If You care about possible spoilers from the prequel, Yuuri of the Destructive Eyes or “Hakai Me no Yuuri”, then please read the ‘Edited’ Version with spoilers removed.
TL;DR: This is the FULL version of the prologue with no spoilers omitted. It contains possible spoilers from the prequel so read at own risk.
Prologue 1: Legends
In the beginning, a Single Seed existed in the world.
Along with the Seed that encompassed everything, an empty space where nothing existed.
That was the world in its entirety.
But, one day, the Seed made a wish.
『I want to bud』
But in order to bud, not enough things existed in this world.
Earth to take up roots.
Therefore, the Seed separated from within itself those various things. It brought forth Light, It crafted the Earth, It circulated Air.
From it Water was born, and along with Water living creatures were created.
So that the newly born Children wouldn’t get lost in the darkness of the night. It arranged the Sun and the Moon.
And thus, in this world created by the Seed, It sprouted in the Heart of the world, Took roots, and became an enormous and Large Tree.
The Large Tree acted as the Children’s home, it created dwellings within itself to shelter them.
Before long, the creatures of the world matured. Various being began to surface.
Their diversity surpassed the Large Tree’s wildest imaginations.
And then one day, Beings with higher intelligence began to surface from among the creatures.
They were the ones who ruled over the other creatures. They fought with those of different races. War was brought into the world.
Watching over that scene, the Large Tree was saddened. It decided to give birth to 『Gods』 that could supervise them.
And thus various Gods were born.
The Sun God: Horus
The Water God: Eir
The Wind God: Hastur
The Drifting God: Levi
――And The Destruction God: Yuuri
They were 『Gods』, In other words they regulated humans. They broke the world up into multiple countries, for the time being an end to all the fighting was finally in sight.
Before long the Large Tree was called the『World Tree』, It became the cornerstone of Faith.
『Gods』 obeyed the 『World Tree』, the world had reached peace…… Or so it seemed.
One day in the land of the North, a being called the 『Demon King』 had appeared.
At the time the world had become independent of the World Tree. The world had begun progressing on its own.
The 『Demon King』 wanted a position amongst the Gods. In order to supersede the World Tree, it had its eyes set on taking the Large Tree.
Over there was, a condensation of the World Tree’s Lifeforce:『Buds』 existed there.
The various gods scrambled to arms in opposition of the 『Demon King』.
The 『Gods』 joined their hands together, Many people fought.
However…… Their power was not enough, the 『Demon King』 was able to grab hold of the Bud.
The ruler of the world had changed―― In that moment, A god calling herself the『Destruction God』 caused that power to go out of control.
The 『Destruction God’s』 power, it cut down the 『Demon King』…… The 『World Tree』 was also blown away.
With the 『World Tree』half destroyed, the world had lost the heart of its creation and faith. Many were thrown into disarray.
In the future, this war would be called the『Great War of Gods and Demons』. It was told as a story of something that must be avoid.
The world of humans had not yet regained peace, the necessary time would be many years.
For the Demon Beasts of the North as well, they had lost their figurehead the『Demon King』. Let us say that their weakened influence was a blessing in disguise.
And thus the humans, they regained peace in the world.
And so, after 500 years have passed since the Great War of Gods and Demons, we reach the current age.
From the Legend inherited by a Nameless Storyteller
Author Note: It’s a Legend passed down through oral tradition, so the details are rather vague you see.
The full details can be found in my previous work (http://ncode.syosetu.com/n8735cc/) Please give it a read. (TL note: It’s a link to “Yuuri of the Destructive Eyes”).
TL Note about the Gods names:
Horus is an Egyptian “Sky” god
Eir is a valkyrie/norse goddess of healing. Name means Peace and Mercy
Hastur/Huster/Hasuta/Hastorr is from Cthulhu Mythos but is synonymous with Iapyx. Iapyx is a minor greek god of the north-west wind.
Levi is a Bible figure who had is tribe of Levites scattered by a “curse” for their wrongdoings. Ironically, Levi means “To Join”