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Ilarelt (Adzamasi: /ɪlaʁɛlt/, 'the creation') is the first story from the Idelvah, the Quurožarq holy text. It is among the Ilheđekvah (the twelve core texts, which are widely agreed upon by most sects of the religion, and considered of primary importance).

The earliest existing written version of Ilarelt is in (language) and dated back to (time).

Creation narrative

Ilelÿs (The universal dream)

Quuros exists outside of time and space. Quuros was able to create anything with their mind, shaping worlds and lives, but the natural forces of Chaos made each of their creations crumble within days. Finally, Quuros found that in their sleep they could keep Chaos at bay. After a time, Quuros decided to enter a permanent sleep.

Their new everlasting dream became a new reality: our own. This is called ilelÿs (/ɪlɛlʏs/), the universal dream, that which makes up and sustains all of our universe.

The first thing Quuros did in the new void was remember their previous worlds. There were tens of thousands of them, and they became the stars in the sky. Next they fashioned the sun, a giant star of burning heat and golden light. Then they created the darkness, so that the brightness of each planet could be seen more clearly. Next was the moon, a small hole they cut in the darkness to let the neutral void shine through.

Then they created Sahar.

Iltemei taš Nakuvah (The Four and Nakuvah)

Lajee, or Sahar, is neither light, nor darkness, nor void. Like all else it was made from the fabric of ilelÿs, but it was the first thing which was made solid. Quuros made the great rocks and the soil that form the bulk of the planet, and then carved out crevasses that they filled with water, forming the seas, the ocean and the lakes. As they did this they also created Taali, the first of the Four Greater Gods, who took on a mind and life of veir own, and went on to rule the seas. And as each new body of water was made so too was a nakun, a spirit tethered to it.

Next Quuros made the arid places, the deserts and badlands. These lands were massive and barren of most life, burned by the sun. As they made these, Hathur, the second of the Four, came into being, and went on to rule the deserts. And for each dune and hoodoo there was made too a nakun.

Next Quuros made the mountains and the sky. They made these places colder than the baked land they loomed above. And as they did this, they made Karne, the third of the Four. Karne went on to to watch over the high places, and to blow cool air down into the baking earth. And for each peak and cloud there was made too a nakun.

Finally Quuros began to make the gentle hills and valleys and the lowlands, the swamps, the marshes, and other places of fertile soil. As they did this the last of the Four, Amet, was too created, and went on to rule the fertile places.

And it was along the shoreline of a great lake, where fertile soil met sweet water, that Amet and Taali came together to create the first plant life, and so spread the forests, the grasslands, shrub, seaweeds, algae, and the other plants and fungi, and with each, nakuvah were created also. Quuros watched what they were doing and alongside each new species created more nakuvah. The plants could not easily penetrate the hottest and coldest of places, and so Hathur and Karne felt some resentment, and set out to find a way to make their own living things.

Berqaz (Animals)

At the edge of an arid plateau, Hathur and Karne came together, and made the first animal, the oryx. Its body they fashioned to be strong and resistant to the elements, to be fleet of foot and suited to all terrain. And then they deigned to let it reproduce, and so they gave it three sexes: the first to give seed, like the rains of Karne; the second, to hold waters for incubation, like Taali's seas; and the third, to give nourishment, like the Amet's fertile forests.

And then they created more animals, one to live in each of the four environments: the caracal to stalk Hathur's deserts, the bearded vulture to fly Karne's skies, the chital to roam Amet's forests, and the perch to swim Taali's waters. And for each of these and the oryx a nakun was too created. And when the chital and perch appeared in their homes, Amet and Taali took this idea and began creating new animals as well, and Karne and Hathur made more as well, and nakuvah were created for these too, and so soon the world was filled with life.

But none of the animals knew or recognized their creators, and none could speak with them. So Quuros came among the Four and created a new creature: humans.

Ŧotaś (People)

Having a mind and spirit of their own, humans were different from the other living things. They too were composed of the fabric of the universal dream, but their creation was not accompanied by that of a nakun, because each had their own spirit-force within.

Like the animals the humans had three sexes. Until this time this arrangement had seemed functional and adequate. However, now that there were thinking beings on the earth, they began to organize themselves to worship those gods who they most closely resembled. The children, who had no role in reproduction, turned to Quuros; the leŧeen, who gave seed, like rain, to Karne; the benŧiin, who held the waters of birth, to Taali; and the śeen, who gave milk for nourishment, to Amet.

This arrangement did not suit Hathur.