Originally posted by The Merchant
Supernatural encounters is interesting to say the least but I have my doubts it'll be published in all honesty...
For those who dunno, in a nutshell SE tells us that there is a supreme being named the Supreme Maker who created the "Prime Universe" he then created the Celestial species, each Celestial is ordered to create a copy of the Prime universe. Some time during this an evil Celestial named the Father of Shadows rebelled but failed in defeated the Supreme Maker alongside a group of Celestials. The Supreme Maker is The Force btw, and Father of Shadows is the Dark side.
Not sure I can agree with this interpretation. The Supreme Maker is, on several occasions, mentioned distinctly from The Force, and The Force is at one point called a gift of the Supreme Maker. It's also said that The Force came into existence concurrently with the Celestials and with the flow of time, and sown by the will of the maker.
At any rate, the Supreme Maker and the Father of Shadows seem to be the God and the Devil from Abrahamic mythology. The Prime Universe is the 'real world,' where the Father of Shadows (referenced as "the shining one," and "nakhash" (hebrew for "serpent"
) lead his rebellion of "seraphim;" all pretty on-the-nose.
This actually took place before certain Celestials were sent out to create copy-universes. I think the idea is that the Prime Universe was corrupted, and thus spares became necessary, or at least desirable--and these universes are the various fictional worlds, which Earth's writers are divinely inspired by.
No, no, this is all out of order. Wutzek is the one who defeats the Bedlams (save for Splendid Ap and Horliss-Horliss, who side with the Celestials), and is "killed" by Typhojem. Typhojem is then killed by Horliss-Horliss.
Later on, Wutzek is resurrected, and then trapped by The Five. The Ones only really intervene after they use the Apotheosis Gates to incarnate into the mortal realm, and they do this because most of the Firstborn races turned away from the guidance of the Celestials at the behest of the Bedlams, and thus required direct assistance. They never face the Bedlams, though the remaining Firstborns do use the Ones' technologies against the minions of the Bedlams in the Twilight Wars.