Prologue – It Was Said…
The children of men multiplied and spread across the land singing the praises of their Lord and in turn the land prospered in his light. The Watchers who protected man from evil grew jealous of the attention man was getting from their Lord, some wished to walk among them to bathe in his praise, to take wives, for the children of men had many beautiful daughters and the Watchers did lust after them. The Watchers rallied around a leader and he said onto his followers, “Come let us take wives from among the children of men and beget us children, for do we not deserve a price for the service we do give?”
This caused discord amongst the Watchers for they were commanded to never lay with the children of men, to not think, speak or commit the deed for it was the greatest of sin, and their leader embolden spoke again, “I fear if ye will not agree, then I alone will pay the penalty of sin for speaking all ye thoughts so freely.”
As one the score of Watchers answered him and said, “Let us all swear an oath and bind ourselves by our imperfection to not abandon this thought, but to do this thing.”
The Watchers took the oath and bound themselves to it; vowing to never use their powers again lest they be discovered and their sin revealed. They descending to earth placing their feet onto the summit of Mount Hermon and took wives amongst the children of men. For years they lived among the children of men hiding their powers; but without them to guard against evil Earth became bereft of the Lord’s light and without his guidance the children of men became corrupt. Even the Watchers began to yearn for power and other vices and it was not long before they fell on each other. First it started with simple treachery with several of the Watchers falling to their brother’s blades and the slaughtering their families. With brotherhood now shattered the Watchers scattered to the corners of the Earth and formed thirteen great tribes from the children of men, teaching them much forbidden knowledge, made war on each other and the land was blasted, paradise became a wasteland in a cycle of violence that would last for an age.
Spying this turmoil, Michael appealed to the Lord to judge humanity and the fallen Watchers for they had turned from his light. The Lord did give his judgment and the Hosts led by Michael, Uriel, Raphael and a reluctant Gabriel did do battle with the Watchers and their tribes. This battle was so fierce that the land burned under foot, and many died on both sides until only seven of Watchers remained held up in a fastness built upon a high mountain. In desperation they appealed to the First Fallen Lucifer, that he rise up and help them overthrow the Hosts. But the Great Betrayer saw the folly of this and was content in his realm collecting corrupt animus and wished no quarrel with the Lord. Knowing they were now doomed the eldest son of each of the Watchers was banished across time to preserve their legacy. This deed did Gabriel spy though he did not tell what he saw.
Then the remaining Watchers fought their last battle, one that saw mountains fall and the Earth heave as great powers were unleashed. One by one the Watchers fell until only their leader remained; for his sin for first voicing the deed he was not killed like his brothers, he was judged unworthy of the Lord’s mercy and light. Instead he was bound and thrown in the great pit of Tarturus in a new land far across the greatest sea and then buried under rough jagged rock so he would see only darkness. Seeing the land so corrupt the Lord called forth a great flood to wipe it clean and saved only a few righteous to rebuild.
To be continued…