|Aminentus-Lord of Shadow and Soul|
Realm: The Shadow Realm
Form: Bipedal, bovine, feminine
Liavemn "Akkara" [First name: Heart of wind, Second: Nickname given to her meaning "Mockery of Kings"] was born in one of the first societies created by Yurivoor [Lord of Law] and Vinavem [Lord of Life] that, through their combined abilities, were gifted souls. Liavemn's life was not an ideal one, her birth being of the humanoid bovine race, Onauren, and the Celestial Dragon Amniroque, the first chaotic dragon created by the Lord of Chaos, Ordavux. Her mother hid the horrible experience from the others of her tribe, but the lack of a father left Liavemn to the abuse of the disapproving members of the tribe, especially the male warriors who would eventually slaughter Liavemn's love in front of her in a simple act to torture the young woman. Enraged, she lashed out, but the bulls of the tribe managed to confine her with plans to simply do away with her once and for all.
The man was buried during the three days Liavemn spent confined, his grave marked only by a primitive stone carved by the man's mourning family. Liavemn's mind began to slip, her nature giving into the chaotic thoughts of the dragon blood that, despite all her discipline, flowed strong through her veins. This rage became corporeal as her body shifted, grand wings stretching from her back and she lashed out one last time at the walls of her prison, breaking away the large timbers and was loosed into the village. Blind, feral rage brought her to kill off the entire tribe, stumbling to her loved one's gravestone as she began to come down. Stumbling to her knees, she realized that she had been wounded by one of the warriors at some point, her stomach and intestines dangling from an open wound. As she died, her fingers curled into the fresh dirt of his grave.
Unknown to the Three, [Lord Yurivoor, Vinavem and Ordavux] the creation of souls now opened a way into the Shadow Rivers, and the Fourth Realm of Citis at the center of the multiverse. It is with the darker deaths, surrounded by despair, that a soul may slip into this place. In a time before Reapers, before Aminentus, a soul would simply float here, in this place we today see as space. The Three realized that Liavemn's soul had fallen here, gathering around the tortured thing. This would be the one time that all Three of the Lords would work together, the Three taking Liavemn's soul and ascending her to become the fourth Lord, given the name Aminentus after her true father Amniroque. This would at first be upsetting, the association with her and the Celestial Dragon, but it would soon fade and be lost to the Lord's vast memory.
Tasked with keeping the souls of the realm in their place, she did the task that would become the Reapers' in time herself, but was forced to create the Golem reaper once souls expanded throughout the entire multiverse, far too much a task for one Lord. She would remain in the center of Citis now, a rock of adamantine without any vegitation or light other than that of the Shadow Rivers that formed its sky. From the Shadow Rivers one can see the other realms and worlds as if they were distant stars, the Shadow Rivers being what we call Space, but spanning through the different dimensions and pockets in the multiverse of Ona. Every shadow would become an eye for the Fourth Lord, the telepathic connection with her Reapers would allow her to control their movements. Out of Ona's death, the memory of the creature had been lost in the Shadow Realm, out of the reach of the Three. It was not until Aminentus was created, once they had come together in harmony, that it was recovered. This recovery, however, is unknown to the Four Lords, existing only as strange thoughts and day dreams in Aminentus' mind, vivid, but easily dismissed.
Aminentus has been worshiped under many names in many different cultures, truly a neutral deity but at times is worshiped in the name of law or the name of pure death and destruction. One specific group of worshipers is the Itasehr, a race of Onimet [created by Vinavem in Etorra, the living realm. The Onimets are able to shift between human, anthropomorphic and feral forms] that are born in a time of disease, hardship or death, opening the doors of the Shadow Realm to the area of birth, thus touching the child and giving them the strange qualities of an Itasehr. Itasehr have black fur, are unable to shift completely into the human form, and have an extremely large feral form which size depends on the amount of shadow they have around them at the time. They are the Onimet equivalent of a lycanthrope, though through societies [kept secret] are granted the skill to control their forms. They embrace nature and consider Aminentus as a neutral deity, seeing her as a mother of their race, Vinavem being their father. Men in this society are the groomers, keeping the "children" in check and at times killing those who give in to their darker halves. Women Itasehr normally keep the social haze in effect, making sure that they remain hidden from the public.
Aviir: Thalu Valik