"The Pristine, Those Who Came Before, The Angels… they are the ancestors of all earthkin, the ones who unite us. We pray in the hopes that they will return and guide us in these dire times.”
"Aren’t the Pristine just a myth?"
"Only for those who don’t truly believe, child. We believe Those Who Came Before will Come Again, and on that day we will receive our reward."
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Credit to offended-dragon for helping with the background.