After the War of Titans, six Creators combined their powers to create the first Worldshaper Dragons; the Elder Dragons. Using the fallen body of the Primordial Slaa, the Elemental Souls, energies from the Shimmering Belt, as well as portions of their own powers, they crafted the Dragonsoul.
Tylmaar infused the Dragonsoul with fire and life, Golmath hammered it with strength and form, Moruk shaped its bone and gave purpose, Shaar willed steadfastness and flight, Malendii gave it awareness and a connection to nature, and Tiral incorporated magic and intelligence.
Together with Slaa's body and energies stemming from the Shimmering Belt, the Dragonsoul created the Elder Dragons. They consisted of five distinct broods, which gave us Dragons we today refer to as Red, Blue, Green, White and Black Dragons. As a whole we call them the Worldshaper Dragons.
The Dragonforgers eventually entrusted the Elder Dragons with the Dragonsoul, which empowered them in helping to heal and and reshape the world; which had been broken because of the War of Titans. The Dragonforgers would later use the Dragonsoul to begin the First Slumber, which put all the dragons to sleep after their work had been done. The Dragonsoul itself was hidden within the world of Nym, where it would remain for thousands of years; undisturbed.
But when the
Dragonsoul was suddenly shattered during the Confluence of Ar-Zhala, Dragons awoke and found that they had lost the
ability to worldshape. They also discovered that the world they had once shaped into a paradise had been destroyed by the War of Eternity, and this discovery set the Elder Dragons on a path of hatred towards the Dragonforgers.
Before the First Slumber had been induced, Golmath also crafted a specific breed of dragons through the Dragonsoul. These dragons were to become the Metallic Dragons, who once used to guard the Dragonsoul while the other dragons slept. After the Dragonsoul was shattered, the Metallic Dragons would no longer have a purpose, and most chose to remain in the depths of Nym's Underground Realms. They would go off on their own; spreading through the Underground Realms, claiming lairs for themselves, and created personal broods to serve them.
Unlike the Elder Dragons, the Metallic Dragons were never truly connected to the Dragonsoul, and could only create more of their own kind by forging them, like Golmath had done. They are also responsible for having dug out a large portion of the Underground Realms' tunnels and caverns; particularly in the Deepdark.
Aspects refer to the different same variations of Creators; meaning that a deity might have separate personas and personalities, whilst still being the same deity. It is a form of split persona, which is why some Creators might be known by different names and have different domains throughout the world, while also still constructing the same singular Creator. Some examples would be Nir'Kir (separately known as Nir and Kir), Nyth/Nyxné, and Bastirith, who has three Aspects (Bas, Tirith, Rena).
Some Godspawn are created with a specific purpose, and they might even be created in large numbers; fit to be defined as an entirely new race. Godspawn races are not to be confused with Creatorforged races; who are the mortal, non-related, Nymborn races in Nym's Eye. Instead a Godspawn race is made from energies directly spawned from their Creator parents and makers.
These so-called Lesser Godspawn are the thousands of godchildren who act as warriors and personal servants to the gods; usually residing in their parents' Halls, in or near Solitude, or in other territories where their Creator masters assign them to. The most common of the Lesser Godspawn are known as the Starborn.
The Starborn are the
angelic children created by Arkath to fight for the Divines during the
War of Eternity. Made from essences originating from the Shimmering
Belt, as well as energies spawned directly from Arkath himself, the Starborn were infused with both celestial and deistic energies. Their
efforts during the War of Eternity proved them to be very efficient
and loyal warriors, which earned them a place in Solitude; where they could
continue to serve not only Arkath alone, but all the other Creators.
While Arkath is the Star Father who birthed the first Starborn, most Starborn don't refer to him or recognize him as anything else except the one who first made them. They generally serve whichever Creator they are sworn to, and will often refer to their masters as their parents. When they are sworn to a Creator, they tend to inherit or change slightly in their appearances (physically and in terms of armour or clothing) by imitating their master Creators' domains or physical appearances.
There are many different kinds of Lesser Godspawn who reside in Solitude or in their master Creators' Halls. They inherit some appearances of their makers, but often appear as changed versions of creatures found on Nym, the Planeworlds or on the Tearworlds. Their purposes are also often very specific, such as tending to a Hall, acting as bodyguards, or a number of different reasons depending on the Creator's wishes and needs.
Lesser Godspawn are generally weaker than Demigods, and they don't inherit many deistic powers from their Creator parents. But there are usually greater numbers of a given Godspawn race in comparison to Demigods, who are individual children. Lesser Godspawn are rarely recognized as individuals except when between themselves. Demigods earn more favour and love from their Creator parents, whilst Lesser Godspawn are seen by most Creators as nothing more but expendable servants.
Most of the Lesser Godspawn will remain in their Creators' Halls to maintain those realms, or fight in large legions and armies for their Creators on the fields of the Eternal Strife. Sometimes, depending on a Creator's wishes, some of the Lesser Godspawn are sent to the Core Planes, where they perform various divine tasks given to them by their Creators.