- Art by Tumo Mere
Not everyone believes that Ishvana crafted Tikor, chief among them the See’er. They instead believe that it was the mythical Divine Entity Ro’og crafted Tikor, and the World Tree birthed life.
The Birthing Tree
The Pangool have told the See’er a different story than what the Karu and some of the world believe. The See’er have a different creator god than the rest of their Garuda brethren, Ro’og. And it was Ro’og that crafted the beautiful world of Tikor.
The first thing they did was plant a seed within the planet itself, and from that, a singular tree of enormous proportions grew. The roots stretched around and through Tikor. As flowers and fruit bloomed on the tree, so did life around it.
The See’er believe that all life; Nature, Animal, Humans, and more, all came from this singular tree. But even the See’er World Tree is subject to the circle of life and so after created the life on Tikor, the branches withered and the roots retreated. Some believe the World Tree died somewhere, perhaps on a spot of land or perhaps somewhere in the Grand Divide.
Other See’er, however, believe that the World Tree still exists in some form in Garuda itself. That after giving life it shrunk down to the save of a normal tree, perhaps even smaller. Hidden in a place unknown by at least humans.