The Stonewielder culture, like any other, has a system of beliefs that describe how it came to be and how it was formed. Unlike most cultures, the relatively recent birth of the magical order along with detailed records kept by the early Stonewielders means that almost no one debates the history at all. That said, many dispute the circumstances around the birth of the society.
In the words of Caramanda, here is the traditional version of the story:
“Thousands of millennia ago, the universe was empty, void. All that existed was a single entity, a powerful being of limitless power. Not much is known about this time, except that he was lonely. As a result, he created the universe. In an instant, hundreds of realities exploded into existence, all with their own distinct features. Cultures developed, geography was melded, and time began to progress. “Since he had created so much, the Entity soon found it tiresome to keep track of everything. The laws of physics were different from one reality to another, cultures differed, the enormity of it was stunning. To keep track of it, he created a helper, Sarit. Sarit was given the task of overseeing culture, while the Entity could focus on keeping the worlds themselves in line. For a time, it was a beautiful union. Cultures developed to fit perfectly into the separate worlds. War was an abstract concept, and the arts flourished across the board. “The problem was that it didn’t last. Sarit grew jealous of the Entity, and his ability to create and sculpt entire worlds. He began to conspire against the Entity in secret, reshaping societies. “The Entity was unaware of this until the Cascade. An entire species rose up against their created order, causing a massive wave of destruction that annihilated that reality. The blast was so powerful that it punched holes into other realities. Cultures became corrupted as societies began to mix, and war erupted for the first time. “The Entity was furious. He tried to destroy Sarit, but Sarit fled into the created realms. The Entity was faced with the prospect of either letting Sarit wreak havoc, or destroying his entire creation to stop the evil. “In his wisdom, the Entity chose a third option. He began to send gifts, methods of communication, to the worlds. In every reality, he sent something different. The gifts would manifest themselves in individuals, and they would use the newfound power to fight Sarit and his plans. It was then that he became the Sender. “The battle has raged on for hundreds of thousands of years. The same pattern repeats itself in every reality, over and over. We’ve already been fighting Sarit’s forces for years, and will continue to do so until the Sender ends our world. Welcome to the great bliss of having superpowers.”
According to this same tradition, the dimension of the Stonewielders was threatened by a massive force of evil, known as the K'exil. In order to protect the realm from total annihilation, the Sender sent his top general, the White, into the Stonewielder world to give the gifts of the Stones to the people. The small group was able to fend off the attack, and the order began to grow.
However, while the events surrounding the K'exil are hardly disputed, and the presence of other dimensions is an accepted part of Stonewielder life, many Stonewielders question the existence of the Sender himself. Perhaps an alien entity simply crashed through the dimensions, bequeathed the Stones onto the humans through some sort of magic, and spun the story of the Sender as a way to convince the new Stonewielders to protect him against an enemy force.
It is likely that the debate over this issue will continue for many years to come, if it ever is, indeed, resolved. Whatever the case may be, it is undeniable that this mythology has shaped the Stonewielder world into what it is today.