Divinity

Divinity


Such an intriguing subject, Divinity.  Scholars have attempted to study it for centuries, but still almost nothing is known of it.  Perhaps this is due to the capricious nature of the Divinity itself – it is hard to study an object which changes and shifts depending on who it is that holds it.  Another contributing facet is undoubtedly the fact that shards* of Divinity almost never stay with one person for very long.  Perhaps it is coincidence, but it seems as though strife and turmoil is always close behind a shard of Divinity.  Some have postulated that shards of Divinity resonate with the souls of those nearby, calling them towards it as the Divinity itself seeks a worthy candidate for godhood.

This is mere speculation, however.  What is known for a fact about Divinity is this: First, that all shards of Divinity found in modern times are the remains of gods who are now long gone.  The Gods living today have either obtained their Divinity from older Gods, or have possessed theirs since Divinity was first discovered, before the dawn of recorded time.  The shards of Divinity we discover today are much diminished for one of several reasons.  The most common was that the God the Divinity belonged to split its Divinity into smaller and smaller pieces as it created demigod servants.  However, some shards of Divinity have been discovered on the remains of Gods whose power waned due to lack of worship among its followers.

The second thing known for a fact is that shards of Divinity can be reformed into a more powerful whole if enough** shards are gathered.  This is difficult due to the afore-mentioned tendency for shards to change owners quickly.  Theoretically, if enough shards were to coalesce in one place, it could be used to imbue 

 

*Note: While I refer to these as shards, they are not necessarily crystalline in nature.  Many shards of Divinity manifest as undying flames, others as unusual stones, and a select few as something particularly unusual - such as a spirit, an animal, or a sphere of liquid.

Divinity

The Peninsular War Izuru Izuru