Clearly, they were these very mysterious and powerful beings that architected the very framework of the Universe, of which the Titans, the Pantheon of Death, Pantheons of all these different influences, are like the next layer down from those First Ones, those progenitors of the Universe.
six forces existed in strife. They came together (or were brought together, depending on how one interprets the fractal) and gave form to their design. Forged? Scribed? Shaped? The exact word is elusive. Each architect gave a portion of themselves, and thus the pattern was drawn.
With a framework in place, all that we now comprehend came to be. As if reality were nothing more than a fungus growing upon the frame. Six forces now in balance, and from their intersections arose others. A simple structure growing infinitely more complex.
What if is the very nexus of existence, where Death is but one of many great powers that holds sway?
If truth, what would this say of mortal souls and their potential?
And if the six (or seven, or... excuse my imprecision) each vie with one another to claim it, could they be driven by the unconscious knowledge that there exists some other force outside our understanding that seeks it as well?