Story excerpt taken by a scribe with notation from tribal leader on the recent flair in tribal wars over a previous god believed to no longer service aether of the Auld.
Basic understanding of the gods is as follows, called The Hodgepodge Spirits:
The Hodgepodge Spirits were the creation belonging to The Legend of Uku. They were claimed to be originally created by the insane reclusive shaman Uku as his honored avatars who would assist his ascent to godhood.
- Lalalaika-- The Foxlord, a grey serpentile fox with an elongated snout and slit eyes. Said to eat humans and spit out baby fox-snakes. Most heated enemy of the Balalaika.
- Baroondy-- A hyrbid creation of a beaver's body with a deers legs, keeping both the key features of buck teeth and antlers. This spirit's teeth and horns are said to grow continuously and at an alarming rate, so that everday it must gnaw down on the antlers to control the growth of both bones.
- Balalaika-- The Lalalaika's greatest rival, a pelican/condor with large fangs. Said to eat other animals and spit out human babies.
- Mur-- A snail with arms. Slow yet strong, somewhat simple and otherwise unremarkable. Most tame of the spirits.
- Tututuri-- A bird with scales that can fly as well as it can swim, but will burst into flames upon touching soil.
- Goko-- The most mysterious yet plain, with many still undecided if it is an animal or not, as its original image was quite simply a brown circle. Some opinions say it is the most important, as it perhaps represents the planet the story takes place on, with holders of that opinion claiming the planet itself is a living animal. Dissenters of that frame of perspective claim it is dirt, and anyone born under its symbol possesses similar value, and are best to be treated as slaves. For this reason, Goko followers are often the most secluded, and rely heavily on pedigree inbreeding. One villager claimed it may be a dung beetle pushing a dung ball forward, meaning the animal is simply not pictured and it behind the brown circle, which got the villager a quick death by stoning assisted by both sides.