Long ago, the two Great Ancestors of Day and Night created the first world. Sol, the Day dragon, created the elements of Light, Fire, Jungle, Thunder, and Earth. Luna, the Night dragon, created the elements of Ocean, Storm, Wind, Metal, and Dark. Together, these elements made up the positive and negative of the world. Neither Luna nor Sol were pure or evil—they shared their power and their duties equally. All was well in their world.
However, the planet that they created became filled with Life. They marveled at this surprise…up until the point that the little planet became too small for that Life. As the creatures of the world explored areas beyond their little planet, the Great Ancestors set about making places for them to explore. They used their boundless power to create an entire universe. They made laws so that the world would be infinite and impossible for their children to completely discover.
Still their creation surprised them. The many forms of Life that had popped into existence found a realm beyond even the Ancestors’ knowledge. This world was called Chronoscape, for it was a place between space and time itself. It started as a desolate wasteland that stretched into infinity. Its expanses touched on places within the known universe and created passages, allowing Life to quickly navigate the universe without so much as a spacecraft to guide them or a method to break the rules that the Ancestors had toiled to make.
As Life moved about Chronoscape, they began to flourish in that strange realm as well. It soon became clear that Life had power which rivaled their own. Still, the Ancestors were delighted to have such companions in their ventures. The challenge to their strength only made them more eager to test their own limits. Armed with the knowledge that Life would inevitably catch up to their antics, they set about procuring puzzles and laws for Life to break. They bent the world of Chronoscape so that Life would quickly become lost in its wastes. Anticipating the return of Life to the Chronoscape, the Ancestor Dragons began to craft entirely new universes for them to explore and created new doors to them throughout the realm.
And return they did…with their very first dragons. The little dragons were a curious sight for the Ancestors to behold. Despite never interacting with Life directly, the little creatures resembled them in small ways. A set of wings there, a starry marking there, perhaps even a hint of true sight for some of them. They bore elemental powers akin to their own, though on a much smaller scale. These powers could twist space in ways that confounded even the Ancestors.
Most peculiar to them was that these little dragons could navigate Chronoscape with ease. This ability to move through space and time effortlessly had only been their own up until this point. Life named this ability Chronocompass—for it guided them true in even the strangest of realms. With their hindrance gone, Life set about exploring the new universes.
This is how we live now. The Ancestors scurry to put the worlds before us while we explore just behind them, always coming closer, finding new homes in the endless expanse.