In the beginning times of the Evitan tribe, the land was plentiful with crops and foliage. Every day, the leader of the tribe, Nayati, would meet with the people to pray and offer a sacrifice to the gods. In return, one day each week a heavy rain came to water the crops of the land that the villagers needed to survive. The villagers were blissful and all was peaceful.
Nayati, the leader of the tribe was very faithful in the god's willingness and ability to produce the rain for their crops. The storm usually approached on the village on the same day each week. At the predicted time each week, the people of the village prepared themselves and their homes for the storm.
One week, it was the day the storm was to be expected and it didn’t rain. Nayati did not think much of this other than the gods knew that rain was not needed on that day. After multiple days passed without any rain, the crops began to wither and even the village well began to dry up. Nayati did everything he could to try to please the gods. He arranged for prayer meetings to be held twice a day and asked for the people to begin fasting.
Nayati started to worry about the fate of the village if the gods did not come through with a great storm in the next few days. Each day Nayati lost more and more faith in the god’s ability to provide for the village. After a week had passed, the crops had withered past the point of recovery and the ground was barren and dry. The people of the village began experiencing extreme fatigue from a lack of food and water.
The villagers were depending on Nayati more than ever, but he was too blinded by the assumed betrayal of the gods to acknowledge the desperate situation the village was in. He became consumed by his hatred of the gods and did not want to accept the dying civilization. After nearly two weeks had passed with no rain, the elders of the village went to Nayati and begged him to help them find a new source of food and water. The very thought of...