As there is no lore on the Six’s origins beyond the fact that they came to Tyria from another world along with a group of humans, I was wondering if they were simply humans who somehow managed to replace the Elder Dragons or whatever discharged the functions of the Elder Dragons in their home world. If the removal of magic from the world is mandatory to maintain balance and the humans who replaced the Elder Dragons refused to kill their former kin out of compassion then their home world would’ve been destroyed, forcing them to migrate to another with whatever humans they could save.
Is that what the Gods are not telling the humans? Is that why they are simply deciding to move away to some other world to wait out the Elder Dragons so they wouldn’t have to combat them or see their worshippers die? They now understand that the cycle is necessary but they are not happy about it so they choose not to take part in it.
The Six also consider the Elder Dragons their polar opposites, which means that while the Six encourage the use of magic, the Elder Dragons want to consume it and keep it away from the mortal races of Tyria. It could also be that the Six are afraid that the Elder Dragons might siphon away their own magic, causing them to lose their divinity.
The Elder Dragons seem to go on a rampage after consuming a certain amount of magic(as Kralkatorrik seemed to have split personality issues)- especially conflicting varieties of them and especially the magic of their brethren. If the Six served the same purpose on their world, they have obviously not gone mad with hunger for magic- does this mean that the craze for magic is something that dragons as a species are prone to and it is not a product of their role?
So what is the prevailing theory on the origin of the Six and the Elder Dragons? Where do you think the Six went? Do the Elder Dragons know of the existence of the Six? What happened to the original home world of the humans and are the Gods choosing to be selfish and have decided to preserve their divinity rather then jeopardise it in a war with the Elder Dragons?
Do you think the Gods simply took their Divinity from their home world but don’t actually understand their role or purpose and are just as lost as the humans and therefore are choosing not to interfere in anything?