Laethys reigns supreme over a vast army of Ogre's that she uses to do her bidding across the Plane of Earth. Laethys' story parallels that of the Ogre race and their insatiable hunger for more, always more. Eventually the Ogre's greed brought them Laethys, when the last Ogre king prayed for greater wealth and more power for his kingdom...
He prayed and the spirit came, along with her brothers and sisters. They tore that world to shreds between them, as they did all others where they had visited. But before the lifeless rock crumbled, the great golden goddess of wealth plucked the Ogre king's diamond palace and squeezed it in her fist, fusing it into a great gem of every hue that she wore around her neck. The Ogres, grown great and fat and greedy, she took into the Plane of Earth, to set loose upon her victims in a hungry horde.
"But how did you get all the wealth of a whole world to concentrate in a single place?" asked Crucia in envy as the Blood Storm hurtled between the stars.
"Pressure. And time," Laethys said, and smiled, mostly at the envy, and dreamed of unleashing her mighty new Ogres upon the unplucked wealth of a thousand worlds to come.
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