The Beginning is the name given to the time between when the Nine Bright Shiners emerged and the creation of the Charter. Together, the first seven Shiners, Ranna, Mosrael, Kibeth, Dyrim, Belgaer, Saraneth and Astarael decided to bring order to Free Magic by creating the Charter. Five of them poured themselves entirely into the Charter: Ranna; Mosrael; Dyrim; Belgaer; and Saraneth, whilst Kibeth and Astarael remained in body in the world. However, the other two Shiners, Yrael and Orannis, did not agree with this. Yrael did not try to stop them, but he was found and bound as to serve the Charter as Mogget. Orannis tried to destroy them, but was bound by the Seven also. According to Mogget, this occurred before the world of the Old Kingdom intersected the world of Ancelstierre.

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