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11.3.3 KHEPRI, THE SEETHING CHAOS
The Goddess Khepri has changed dramatically over the years. Starting out as a childish prankster, she was scorned by most of the world for her immaturity. Eventually, she transformed into the more mature Trickster, whose goal was to establish Entropy, infusing disorder into stagnant, complacent environs, and introducing a measure of unpredictability into the cosmos through cunning, chaos and misdirection with the end goal of Mirth. Long did She slumber, lost within the currents of Chaos. Slowly, over time, the Chaos changed Her and She embraced it fully. Choosing the time to be right, She revealed Herself to the world once more as Khepri, the Seething Chaos. She taught Her followers to also embrace the essence of Chaos, employing the principles of Destruction and Indifference to wreck havoc upon the world. When another being surfaced from the depths of the ocean to the east, the Goddess' attention was caught. Kerrithrim, the mighty beast was called, wrought havoc and destruction upon Sapience, terrorizing its inhabitants, both mortal and immortal alike. Boldly, the Seething Chaos stepped forth, acknowledging the origin of the creature as Her own. In believing Herself as the rightful owner, She also made Herself the object of Kerrithrim's anger when he realized that he was being duped. Taking Her up from where She stood, the Almighty Kerrithrim chomped down on the Goddess and swallowed Her. There and then ended the existence of Khepri. As the creature turned away to sink back into his slumber, flickering nuggets of the Goddess' essence floated to the ground, curling itself away from mortal view. Remembering this, the Goddess of Corruption seized the lingering essence and decided to use it for Her own ends, melding it into Her own being through the use of the pool before Her temple. Thusly, from there, Chakrasul ceased to exist - but gave birth to Ysmali, the Sanguine, formed of the essences of both dead Deities. The fusion of both essences proved unstable, however, and not before long the Sanguine came undone, what little that was left of Khepri returning as a grotesque monster, unable to achieve godhood again.