Nidor, a world given life by titans
A creation legend of the known world, believed in by most races (although not necessarily followed). The legend states that a titan by the name of Nidor filled the vast void between the two land masses with water; that before this time Orthos and Yccona were but disembodied masses afloat in time and space. The gods had granted Orthos free will with no fate, whereas they granted Yccona no free will with fate. The mortals and creatures that dwelt in each land accepted this, as each side had no knowledge of the other. Orthos lived freely and blissfully, where leaders were decided by vote not birthright, and strength was gained by actions. Yccona lived according to legends, myths, and fables. All peoples were born with their life’s story already known.
Those that see this system as good and just see Nidor as a trickster god; a titan that had nothing better to do than create a bridge of water between the two nations. The gods destroyed Nidor by drowning him in a sucking whirlpool.
Those that see this system as evil and corrupt see Nidor as a liberator; a titan that took what the gods sowed and bred a real, living, breathing world from two halves. In this story, the gods rose Nidor to the heavens as the ocean crashed around him. So great was his presence, a whirlpool formed that represents the loss of such a noble being.