The church-city of Zion holds shrines to a great many gods and goddesses, most of which have never manifested in this world. The greatest cathedral once paid homage to Pelor, god of the sun, and the pantheon he rose above. During that time, the world counted off the years according to the Perelandra Calendar. In the year 49999, there was an upheaval. One man, embittered by perceived failures of the gods, sought out an ancient Draconic ritual. This ritual had once allowed the Old Dragon Gods to willingly relinquish their power to deities more fitting to the rising mortal populace, but it was twisted into a weapon. Nearly all of the gods of the realm were imprisoned by this spell, and drained of their powers. A party of powerful adventurers brought down the enemy, remembered only as The Usurper, before he could tear the world apart by powers never meant to be held in a single vessel. Seeing that several of the gods perished, and having a seed of ambition in their hearts, the party took for themselves a portion of the power, ascending to godhood while ensuring the racial deities of Elves, Halflings, Dwarves and Gnomes were revived. St. Cuthbert led the remaining gods in returning their power to the dragons, in accordance with the ancient pact that created them. Knowing St. Cuthbert was returning several of the gods’ powers to the dragons, the adventurers sought to balance the scale by giving the remaining powers they held, formerly of Hextor and Fharlanghan, to spirits of the elements. Offering the power of Hextor to the Fire Wyrd, she brought forth an ancient elemental and charged it with guardianship of the position over fire, war, conflict and domination. They returned to the Air Wyrd with the essence of Fharlanghan, who likewise found an appropriate elemental to govern domains of healing, travel and wind.