The Story of Creation
In the beginning, all that existed was Darkness. For a long,long time, Darkness lived in solitude, growing ever so lonely. Out of sorrow and despair, Darkness shed a tear.
From the tear were born two brothers: Sword and Shield. Sword claimed it could cut through all that exists. Shield claimed itself impenetrable. Thus, the conflict was born -- a truly vicious conflict, lasting seven days and seven nights.
In the end, Sword breached Shield, and Shield shattered Sword. Pieces of Sword rained down to make the sky. Pieces of Shield rained down to make the ground. Stars were created from the sparks of that battle.
The 27 gems adorning Sword and Shield transformed into the 27 True Runes.
And thus began the world as we know it.