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Recited from memory by: David Morgan-Mar
The author writes:
In the beginning there was nothing but Chaos and Void.
After some time, Laaroth the giant three-toed sloth crawled out of the Chaos and into the Void. She did not like what she saw there*, so decided to use some of the Chaos to make a home. She moulded it into the Earth and the trees. Bits of the Chaos broke off and became the birds and other animals. Laaroth liked this place better than the Chaos, and sent her children into the world.
Some of the children remained in the trees like Laaroth, but some were unhappy and climbed down, looking for other places to go and to see. They developed walking legs and lost their fur, and then they had to use the skins of other animals to keep warm. They fought amongst themselves and splintered into many groups who waged horrible war on one another. Rather than relax and chill out in the trees, these lost children of Laaroth became ambitious and greedy and brought pain and suffering to the world.
But Laaroth didn't care, because she was a giant sloth.
* i.e nothing.