In the beginning there was but darkness. As it had been for eons. Then the goddess of light shone her light upon the world. But this was not enough for her, she quickly became lonely. To help her, she created the elemental lords of fire, water, earth and air.
Vella, the lady of water, was tasked with giving the world the water it needed. Strok, the lord of earth, was tasked with making the lands we walk on. Aris, the lady of air, was tasked with creating the air we breath. That left only Esoc, the lord of fire, he was tasked with protecting the land from any who might harm it.
The goddess then created Etha, the lady of life, to populate her world.