Eye of the Deep
Long ago, when the universe was young and Ao was old; he coveted the company of others. So he created a wife to bear his children. Over the next century she bore him many children; these children became the gods of old. With all of these children, Ao was happy, but his wife was not. She desired more children, so she created them in secret. Over time she had hundreds of children. Over the year she continued to create children, but even then it wasn’t enough. She wanted her new children to have the power of those of Ao. So she brought her children to Ao and demanded he give them power. He refused to give then the power of his other children, so she decided to have her children attack the others and take their power. After much planning she was ready to attack; this was an ill-fated attack; even with their number they were no match for the Gods and Ao. The rebellion was easily crushed and the lesser gods were destroyed. For her traitorous act Ao took her beauty and twisted it into hideous. Here brilliant mind was twisted into insanity. She was then sent to the lower planes to live out her toured existence in solitude. The one thing that Ao left her with was the ability to have children. With that she populated the lower planes with her deformed children. Each with a hated of each other and need to purge all that was different from them. Even in her insanity she was sadden to see her children fighting so she created daughters to control the other so that they could once again take on the heavens. When Ao saw this he took the last of her power and sanity from her and placed it in a statue of her form. He then shattered it and gave the pieces to his sons and daughters to protect. Over time Ao withdrew from the heavens and went back to his solitude and the Gods fought amongst themselves. Over time the pieces were given to the followers of the gods to protect. Some of these pieces were lost and some changed hand but her children are always on the lookout for them.