In The Beginning, after The End, The world was ash.
Among the ash was death, decay, and ruin.
There was also a seed.
Left over from the World that Was, the seed lay dormant surrounded by death.
A day passed, and the ash turned to dirt.
Another day, and the rains came. They filled the oceans and watered the earth.
On the third day, the seed sprouted.
– Frederick the Lesser