It began with the forging of the Genders. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf-Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine genders were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power. For within these genders was bound the strength and the will to govern each race. But they were all of them deceived, for another gender was made.