Before time began, the great goddess AIKA created the land of Arcan,
a world she hoped would become a utopia for all who inhabited it.
To people this gentle land, Aika fashioned the Scinic, a kind and just race
who cared for Arcan and preserved the harmony with which the Goddess had infused
their birth. After three centuries, however, the Scinic grew restless and disenchanted with
the complacency of their existence. The Scinic elders blamed Aika for the lack of purpose
which gnawed at the very core of their society, corrupting the goodness which lay within them.
They wished only to sleep under Arcan’s fertile ground until a time in which their lives
could have more meaning, a request the Goddess granted, albeit sorrowfully.
Aika, in her wisdom, recognized that she had failed in her first attempt to create the perfect creatures to live in harmony on the world she had brought out of nothingness. She set out to correct her error in the genesis of the Humans, a race whose inherent balance of good and evil would inspire the meaningful struggle which the Scinic had so sorely missed in their peaceful lives.
Human civilization thrived, but soon Aika learned that her second creation was also flawed. Arcan, her first and most precious creation, was quickly becoming overrun by Humankind’s hatred and destruction. Angered and embittered by the Humans’ excesses, Aika vowed to create a race which would cleanse the land of its defilement. It was in this unhappy state that she conceived the Zereca, a race of arbiters to act as judge, jury, and executioner for the Humans. She desperately imbued her third creation with fragments of her own limitless essence--the better to overpower those whom they were destined to preserve or condemn.
The Goddess released the Zereca upon Arcan... and prayed.