The Phoenix Emperor Helondis is the God of Rebirth, and is the patron deity of the Phenex race. He departed his homeland of Egwyn for unknown reasons and made his home in the mountains of Kysei. He also founded The Cycle Doctrine, which teaches that everything will change, and change again, in an endless cycle of destruction and rebirth. During Heaven's Contention, he slew many of the deities that challenged him but eventually succumbed to his wounds. Instead of rotting away, though, his body turned to ash, and from that ash appeared a giant, flaming red egg. This egg still exists, enshrined deep in the Phenex clan's mountain caverns on Kysei, where they await Helondis' advent..