When Ao saw fit to create Gilkhavor, he allowed his El’im, or Greater gods to enter and take control of this new realm. The El’im enjoyed the new realm, but had little to do as they did not have the power to create races of lesser beings to follow them. They brought their concerns to Ao, who allowed them to petition the Old Gods to make lesser beings. The Old Gods agreed if all of their number were allowed to take part. The El’im reluctantly agreed and soon the land was filled with Elves, Dwarves, Halflings, Humans and more. They carried on in peace for hundreds of years, building great cities, discovering magic and technology, and worshipping both the El’im and the Old Gods.