Toleidra (left), and Mercanti (right) are twins,and they are both powerful deities in their own right. Toleidra was desired by her parents, whereas Mercanti was not. Their mother was the guardian spirit of Earth, and their father was a Celtic chieftan in the days of pre-Roman Ireland. The day shown here is the last day that the twins will spend together. It is the day during which Alnares, their mother, will die, giving the power and respionsibilities of caring for the Earth to her daughter, and Alaric, their father, will initiate Mercanti into the earthly Celtic tribe during the Beltane ritual. Toleidra is now bound to stay in the Sanctuary, an offworld realm where she can watch over our planet. Mercanti, however, has a problem at the Beltane ritual, and as a result of the events that followed, ends up in league with Toleidra's opposing force, the Lord of Hell, Notornis. From this fateful day onwards, Toleidra and Mercanti are on opposite ends of the struggle for Earth's safety.