Final Fantasy Magi
In the beginning, there was nothing but ash and dust and darkness in the chaos of creation.
Through the maelstrom of infinity, the crystal appeared. And within the crystal lie all magic and power and life and influence that would be and ever could be.
The crystal, in its loneliness, created consorts in which to share the cosmos. And among them, the king of dragons Bahamut was the most powerful, old and wise.
The crystal tasked Bahamut with lording over all of the chaos of creation. And with his power, the king of dragons Bahamut demanded order; and there was order.
And the darkness persisted. And the king of dragons Bahamut demanded light with which to view his order; Alexander, the light of the dawn took his task and paid obeisance and lit the sun and stars with which to light the rows and columns of creation. And he lit them all by hand, one-hundred million over the course of one-hundred thousand years.
Yet, there was naught but lines and spheres. And the king of dragons Bahamut demanded a place in which to view his order; and Kujata the mighty bull took his task and paid obeisance and created a sphere of rock and dust on which the crystal and his master could lie to rest. And the crystal took the planet and made it its domain.
The planet was taken by the wind of chaos and moved violently throughout the universe, uncaring in its mighty path. And the king of dragons Bahamut demanded order in where it stood and from where he could view out upon his works; and Titan, the strongest of them all, took his task and paid obeisance and gripped the planet to his side, always circling the brightest light in the center of the cosmos so that Bahamut would not have to crane his mighty neck to see his creations.
And the rock was barren and cold and lifeless. And the king of dragons Bahamut demanded warmth in which to soothe his body; and Ifrit took his task and paid obeisance and lit a fire in the rock’s core in which to warm the flesh of his master. And yet, the fire spilled from the surface of the earth, covering it in ash and dust and chaos as the cosmos had once been, and Ifrit was imprisoned for his folly. And the crystal took the folly of Ifrit under its control and made the fire its domain.
And it came to pass that Bahamut wished for the chaos of the planet to end and yet the cycle continued. And the king of dragons Bahamut demanded water in which to quench his thirst and which to cover the fire of the planet; and Leviathan took his task and paid obeisance and flooded the channels and canyons of the world with water to douse the fires of Ifrit and in which the crystal could sleep. And the crystal took the oceans and made them its domain.
The stars became bright as Alexander’s task reached fruition, and the light burned Bahamut’s skin. And the king of dragons Bahamut demanded relief; and Pandemonium took his task and paid obeisance and filled the world with air in which to block out the sun and wind with which to soothe Bahamut’s burns. And the crystal took the air and made it its domain.
With his castle completed, Bahamut ordered gifts of creation brought to the crystal in which to please it. And the procession began.
Shiva brought the gift of ice; she created the frozen lands and the icy crystals to please the crystal. And it was not pleased.
Quetzalcoatl brought the gift of lightning; he created the sparks that rained from the heavens to please the crystal. And it was not pleased.
Ramuh brought the gift of thunder; he created the mighty crash of sound and fury to complement the lightning to please the crystal. And it was not pleased.
Carbuncle brought the gift of creatures; he created all of the creatures that climb upon the ground or swim within the sky to please the crystal. And it was not pleased.
Fenrir created the wolves; Cait Sith created the gift of speech; Catoblepas created the gift of stone; Unicorn gave the gift of healing; Fairy created the gift of laughter.
And after the entire processional, the crystal was not pleased. Yet there were still seven in the room yet to share their gift.
Doomtrain, the cursed one, brought forth the gift of destruction. And the crystal was pleased. Yet, Bahamut cast Doomtrain into the abyss for his transgressions, for only Bahamut wished to be capable of such a mighty feat. Yet, the crystal would not retract the gift; and so destruction was able by all.
Diabolos, the cursed one, brought forth the gift of night. And the crystal was pleased. Yet, Bahamut cast Diabolos into the abyss for his transgressions, for only Bahamut wished to be able to quench the light of Alexander. Yet, the crystal would not retract the gift; and so night entered the cycle of the world.
The Magus Sisters brought forth the gift of magic. And the crystal was pleased. Yet, Bahamut banished the sisters from the cosmos for their transgressions, for only Bahamut wished to harness the magic of the crystal. Yet, the crystal would not retract the gift; and all of the creatures of the planet were able of magic.
Odin, the father of Bahamut, brought forth the gift of man. And the crystal was pleased, and man was created and his name was Balas. In Odin’s image, he would be the father of all.
Phoenix, the mother of Bahamut, brought forth the gift of woman. And the crystal was pleased, and woman was created and her name was Sura. In Phoenix’s image, she would be the mother of all.
Bahamut delighted in the order and control he had over such creatures. And as he moved them to and fro, their hearts and minds and wishes were powerful enough to create a new essence; and so came into existence Yojimbo. And he presented to the shocked gathering his gift to the crystal— the gift of free will. And Bahamut’s control over the mortals was shattered. And the crystal was pleased. And Bahamut cast Yojimbo out of the cosmos, forcing him to ever wander the planet as a man for all of his love of mortals.
With free will, the creatures of the earth fell into chaos. And so to quell the chaos, Seraphim granted the crystal the concept of good in which to press all creatures into being righteous, for the thought of chaos, free will and destruction unchecked terrified her. And yet before the crystal could respond, Hades gifted the crystal the concept of evil, so that creatures could maintain their free will even as Seraphim schemed to deny it. And the crystal was pleased.
With all control taken from him over the creatures of the Planet, Bahamut entered a fury and demanded the crystal retract such powers. It was not his place to demand from the crystal, and he was denied. He tried to sunder the crystal, yet Typhon, weakest of the gods of creation, realized his destiny in the world and blew the king of dragons Bahamut away with his powerful sneeze. And Anima chained the dragon god as he laid stunned, and dragged him into a prison within the abyss, sacrificing both of them to protect the crystal that protected all reality.
And in the last days of creation, the crystal shone brightly. And Siren gifted the crystal with the gift of music, so that it could play the song of the world. And it was good.