Now, what always was interesting to me was the concept of how the first flame was found, the Kiln. It is the kiln I assume, based off its name. Maybe it was moved, maybe it was born of the first fire. Either case, a flame was found by what would become humans, and the gods. Now then, because of the entrance to the kiln I've always viewed it as a sort of afterlife. When an undead dies they are brought to the last bonfire they rested at. Now, I always thought of it like an afterlife for the first flame. When a person died they were drawn to it as their afterlife. The hollows in the begining remind me a great deal of the souls of the dead from Greek mythology in particular, as well as other ancient sources. Now then, say there were a great deal of beings that were killed. Well eventually I figured some or at least one decided they wished to return to the living world. They discovered a way out, possibly with the aid of the Lord Souls(Whatever they actually are) and returned from death as gods. It isn't all that far fetched truthfully, as the undead are completely treated as unnatural. It reminds me a great deal of prometheus, stealing fire from the gods. Though who created said fire, or what did is beyond me. Perhaps as an afterlife it always existed before it was perverted by the Lords. Perhaps the original lord's killed themselves in creating it, that point is really too far out there to have anything stick. In either case to me it always made me believe that they stole the flame away from this world bringing it into their own. Duplicating it to create the bonfires. It might explain why there is such a great deal of difference in races. The gods, giants, humans, even the pygmy if it is human or isn't. Perhaps it was the first of a new line, or just one of many to come. Either humanoids growing taller over time, or shrinking. I think the shrinking route fits more with the giants being of old ways, as well as the taller beings and gods. The humans being the newer ones, thus further down the line. It might explain a few things to keep this in mind.
So, crazy, or just the right amount of crazy?