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Mona Belemont, the World Tree Mage.

Mona is called so because her guardian familiar is a stag of light energy with the World Tree rooted in its antlers.

HOLYCRAAAAAP BIG GIANT TEXT WALL CREATION MYTH APPROACHING:

Mythology in Tamar says that before the dawn of man, the World Tree took root from the ground inwards toward the empty core of the Earth. Its multiple trunks reached forward endlessly, twisting and curling around each other until they found the center of the Earth. When the World Tree found the hot coals of creation at the core of the Earth, it burst into bloom, creating continents, water, plants, wild animals, and finally, the phenomenon of Man.

Man came to Tamar in the form of seed pods, strewn throughout the Earth by the elements.

However, when Man's time came to stride across the newly-birthed land with his brothers, Man discovered that the World Tree had made men different from each other.

The World Tree's many branches and trunks had absorbed the predestined magical energy of Tamar. When the World Tree came to absorb the Earth's core and burst into bloom, Tamar's magical energies dissolved into each gift the World Tree had created.

This caused Man to become confused and angry. He was dissimilar to his brother, yet similar to the animal his brother must hunt.

Man's anger became too much to bear, and so Man and his brothers banded together and dug into the Earth to confront the World Tree with fire, one of the elements of Tamar existing before the birth of the World Tree.

Man found the core of the Earth, and set the World Tree alight. The World Tree burned, leaving the empty core of the Earth behind.

Man and his brothers returned to the surface of the Earth, and found that they were all the same. For a day, Man was happy.

However, Man and his brothers could not decide who would hunt and who would cook, because each man's skill was equal.

Man returned to the core of the Earth to seek wisdom, wielding ice, one of the elements of Tamar existing before the birth of the World Tree.

To Man's surprise, the World Tree had regrown. Man used ice to freeze the World Tree. The World Tree wilted, leaving the empty core of the Earth behind.

Man and his brothers returned once again to the surface of the Earth, and found that they now had the ancient powers of Tamar's magic. For a day, Man was happy.

However, Man and his brothers could not control the ancient powers of Tamar's magic and quickly destroyed the land.

Man returned to the core of the Earth to seek wisdom, wielding lightning, one of the elements of Tamar existing before the birth of the World Tree.

To Man's surprise, the World Tree had regrown. Man used lightning to shock the World Tree. The World Tree wilted, leaving the empty core of the Earth behind.

Man and his brothers returned once again to the surface of the Earth, and found that the remaining lands in Tamar were cut into sections for every man. For a day, Man was happy.

However, the provisioning of land quickly proved futile, and Man fell to war with his brothers.

As the last man on Tamar fell to warfare, a stag approached the man. The stag spoke to the man:

"Squander not the gifts of the Earth.

Your brothers, who fell from the same tree.

Your magic, which must be honed.

Your warfare, which must be used in honor.

Witness the futility of destroying an Earth that loves Man, and reborn this Earth will be."

CREATION MYTH ENDING

... And that's basically how humans... well, anthro-humans (hence the "different from each other" part--although I can see that even in a "normal" human setting)... ended up on Tamar. :U

... (c)