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This article is about the Fundament creature. For other uses, see Leviathan.
The Leviathan was a massive intelligent creature that resided deep within the ocean of the gas giant Fundament long ago. It was a disciple of the Traveler, and aided in imprisoning the five Worm Gods within the planet's core. The Krill revered it, though they considered it mythical, and would swear oaths upon it.
The history of the Leviathan is mostly unknown; it is unclear whether it originated on Fundament or traveled there from somewhere else. On Fundament it guarded the Worm Gods imprisoned deep beneath the planet's ocean, warning away any who might travel into the depths to find them. One day it encountered Rhulk, Disciple of the Witness, who ignored its warnings and crippled the giant creature by forcibly removing one of its ribs. Rhulk proceeded onward to find the Worm Gods, who he conscripted into the servitude of the Witness.
When the Krill sisters Xi Ro, Sathona, and Aurash dove into Fundament's depths in search of a secret that would prevent the Syzygy, an alignment of the gas giant's fifty-two moons that would create a global tidal wave of catastrophic proportions, the Leviathan met them. Communicating with magnetic fields, it attempted to persuade them to return to the surface and follow the way of the Traveler and the Light, warning them against the seduction of the Deep, but the sisters rejected its pleas because it offered no way to end their species' suffering and avert the Syzygy.
Later, after the sisters had made a pact with the Worms, becoming the Hive and ravaging Fundament, the Leviathan tried to escape the planet's surface and take shelter with the Ammonites of Fundament's moons. The Ammonites sent their best forces to protect the Leviathan, whom they revered almost as much as the Traveler, but the Hive saw this as an opportunity. In one fell swoop, the Hive slew the Leviathan and destroyed the Ammonite civilization, forcing the Traveler to flee for its safety. The Leviathan's corpse was fed to the Worm Gods Eir and Yul.
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