Thoth administered the different forces in the universe to keep things in balance. In time, he delegated this administration to his other godlike beings, "angels." At some point, Thoth awakened a dormant, malevolent force, the Thing That Cries In The Night. Thoth works to contain and destroy the creature, and in so doing, neglects his duties in maintaining the cosmos. In the resulting power vacuum, the angels fight amongst themselves for dominance.