Let us tell you a tale.
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iii. Beardsgaard Origins
Êl had created a world, but it was still alone. As it studied what it had made, the stories that had floated across the void to its hearing began to take shape in its mind, just as the ball of starfire had taken form. And with the stories on the surface of Êl’s mind it floated just above upon the surface of its new home, and it beheld its mirrored reflection and touched it.
That first touch ruptured the tranquil reflection and from it sprung a green and white shoot with two leaves. Êl was overjoyed and laughed, and as it did it was thrown back with a violent rush as the shoot expanded and shot skyward, unfurling great leaves and branches.
Êl gazed in wonder and it named the great tree Eredh, its first true creation.