An analysis on Oswald's view of the Gnosian race and how they came to be.
If there is one thing Beleden specialized in, it was the examination of the races. When did the Gnosians split off from just being a special Human, to being an entirely different race? Why did Humans, the weakest of the races, the most internally divided, the most consistently corrupt, nevertheless hold the most territory of all the races, and survive, even thrive up to our most recent records? By what process did the Gnosians evolve? Where did the Big Three come from? Why did the Merfolk and Swifts remain in their own lands for the entire First and Second Age of history, existing as mere myths to Humans?
Some of these questions were never answered, but some of them we may examine here. I will begin with the Humans, because even now, being self-absorbed is our specialty.
In the end, Humans were the weakest race, but the most versatile. They spread like disease, and destroyed nearly as much, but in every age, one man or woman sought peace with the other three races, and without this effort existed only mutually assured destruction.