Chapter 0:

Once upon a time. . .Mythology!

The Fragment Proposal

 Every single one of us is thought to be a myth. An explanation used by societies to explain something is called a myth. Each of us carries a story in our memories that has shaped who we are and how we have behaved throughout our lives. You could be a character in someone else's book or a person in someone else's story; nobody knows where we came from or our "origin story," and if we do have an author, they haven't written a scene in which we find out about this. This is where the term "reality" comes into play. While the answer to that question lingers in my mind, I have a solution, and that is the word "mythology." The point I am trying to make is, even with "infinite knowledge," do characters truly know they are inside fiction, or are they actually nonfiction? The connection between fiction and non-fiction is represented by mythology, which leads to religion, which leads to solutions. Because we all hold different beliefs about our origins and the meaning of life, I respect all major religions equally. It doesn't need to be real or nonexistent because with the knowledge of mythology, it can leave you to wonder and always imagine. You might believe that a god is real who created reality, fiction, and everything else, but does that make another god someone else believes in fake? But mythology goes beyond people and their beliefs; it also explains ideas like time. Time is only a way to explain day and night; it is a complex system that people use to determine when they should report for work or a hot date, but that does not make it "real.". It's an illusion created from people's memories, but that's just a theory, and to put it in a lighthearted way, it's just a myth.

 I almost lost my focus because I've talked so much about this word. Oh dear. In essence, all of those urban legends are true—at least according to my book. But the reason these gods you see exist in your world is because you can imagine them. Because every lie and fable contains some truth, those myths are not entirely untrue. But as I've already mentioned, these deities—including well-known ones like Zeus, Odin, and Cthulhu—are real. Brahman, Sun Wukong, and on and on the list does go. They each use their own mythology to persuade us that they were the ones who created reality, and since we are intrepid, wandering beings, we accept their claims and go our separate ways, walking our own paths. But alas, this is the life we chose, and things would have continued as usual up until the news came. News that would make my miserable life interesting.

Once upon a time, in the land known as the Infinitous, an upper realm of incalculable size in which the pantheons continued, they lived in a benign pattern where conflict arises every day. It was a tense contest for polarity and power. The culture with the greatest number of adherents ultimately triumphs, though. The prayers from all over the endless world were, in fact, heard by the gods. You see, a god's life is empty and dark if they have no one, so while it doesn't make them stronger, it does give their life purpose. They have entertainment, freedom, and options thanks to prayer. They gain presence from it, and it fills a pool with their powerful presence. All the electricity was stored in this pool. By transforming creatures into the All-Powerful and filling it with its presence, it creates a pool of lifeforce made up of hundreds of different gods, which was then extracted onto planets so that the gods could reincarnate as a vessel. The pool's arcane would create a life in their likeness, which was referred to as a fragment. Do you want to see how the fragments turned out and what they will be like? Then let's start our journey. It was the ideal system to spread their religious beliefs—a missionary task. Join us on one of the many planets we will visit and explore as we travel there!.ೃ࿐

Author Notes: Being a god, your presence is so powerful that in this case, it’s very visible and spirit-like. The pool is filled with this, and then basically poured on planets to create the fragments. Anyways, I wanted to keep prologue short, but chapter 1 should be around 5-6k words.