A Man Most Cunning
Torres is one of three sons of the goddess Fianna. Fianna is the giver of life and the creator of all. Forren, the eldest brother, was the god of Light, Lossos was the god of consciousness, and poor Torres, born with a hole in his heart, was the god of nothing. The world, back then, was one of despair. Everyone and everything had eternal life. Light pierced everything. This was a very bad thing. People got old and sick. Their families would bury them alive. Houses were built upon each other until they collapsed then the ruins were built over to build more houses. Animals who were being eaten, did not die, but lived forever as a torn open being in constant pain. Torres went to plead with his family to stop this senseless suffering. In a fit of rage, he attacked his brother, Forren, and sucked him into the hole in his heart. Shadow swept across the land. For the first time, night had come to the world. In the cover of darkness, Torres snuck over to his brother Lossos to plead forgiveness. Lossos, angered at the news, lunged at Torres, who struck back. The battle raged shaking the planet but, after a time. Torres snuck away into the darkness. His brother stood there, looking around when Torres crept behind him and suck him into the hole in his heart. He stood there shaking and tired, alone in the darkness. He laid down onto the ground and fell asleep. When he awoke, he traveled back to his home. Along his journey he saw how life had changed for the world. How much better life had become for all. There was only one problem now, Torres realized. He waited until night and stole into the garden in which his mother lived. He found her sleeping, laying on a large petal. He kissed her on the forehead and plunged a dagger into her heart. As she lied, bleeding, he sucked her into the hole in his heart. He had taken away the curse of eternal life. As his mother died, he felt the countless lives of the cursed living slowly drift away and a steady calm lay over the land. Torres, the thief of life, bringer of death, walked home, with a heavy heart.