In the beginning, there was 'Darkness.'
Then, the 'Darkness' shed a 'Tear.'
From that 'Tear,' the brothers Sword and Shield were born.
Shield claimed it could defend against any attack.
Sword claimed it could slice through anything.
The brothers began a legendary battle.
At the end, both Sword smashed Shield and Shield shattered Sword. Pieces of Sword became the sky, Fragments of Shield became the earth, and the sparks from the battle became the stars.
As for the 27 jewels that adorned Sword and Shield, they fell to the ground and became the 27 True Runes of Destiny.

And the world went into motion.

Legends of the True Runes