THEFT OF FIRE OUTLINE
I - Waking of Ishtar - Ishtar makes her appearance as the Goddess of Life and Love.
II – Lamento - The people of the world suffer because they have no fire or culture.
III – Oceans - Ishtar sees the suffering of her people and embarks on a quest to steal the fire. After an arduous journey through the seas of time and space, she docks at the banks of the Hall of the Gods.
IV – Enki - Enki, Ishtar's father, makes his appearance as Lord of Creation and Fire-bearer.
V - Hall of the Gods
VI – Ereshkigal - Ereshkigal, Ishtar's sister, makes her appearance as the Goddess of the Dead and Queen of the Underworld.
VII – Enchantment - Ereshkigal sees how the people glorify Ishtar and revel in the fire's warmth and decides to in turn steal the fire from Humanity for her own pleasure. Stealthily she rises from the Underworld, casts a sleeping spell onto the people, takes the fire into her own hands, and disappears with an evil grin.
VIII - Wrath of Ishtar - Seeing how the people start to suffer again without fire, Ishtar realizes Ereshkigal's misdeeds and erupts in vile rage. Arming herself with bravery and virtue, she prepares to contest her sister's baneful intentions and retrieve the fire.
IX - The Underworld
X - Death of the World - With Ishtar dead and the fire captive, the land turns into dark winter and the people grow hungry. Ereshkigal rises again from the Underworld and casts the spell of death over the land, covering it with her pestilent black veil and putting the world into eternal sleep. With their final breath and hope astray, the people summon and implore the gods for aid.
XI – Elementals - Such was the people's cry for assist, with endured strength it made it's way to Enki, who sends his two most loyal and adept Elementals to the Underworld. With effortless artistry, they fool the Guardian of the Underworld, recover Ishtar's power and weapons, and rush through the Gates. Upon finding Ishtar lifeless and vanquished, they heal her wounds and resuscitate her. With her powers bestowed and weapons in hand, Ishtar hunts Ereshkigal.
XII - Final Battle - Both sisters, with burning rage and unrelenting power, battle bloodthirstily for the honor to bear the eternal flame of life. With the most commanding drumfire of power, shaking the firmament and suspending time, Ishtar slays Ereshkigal, destroying her evil power and ceasing her reign in the Underworld forever.
XIII - Triumph of Ishtar
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