The Aasaurian Chronicles: Forbidden City
The Great One is the supreme being, the maker of the universe and shaper of all things within it. Though He can no longer maintain a physical form due to the overwhelming strain His journey through the Voidspring put upon His physical body, He maintains His realm though will alone. His will is split among the seven Cardinal Gods who continue to do His work, shaping the destinies of the mortal races and ensuring that a balance between good and evil, and law and chaos is achieved. When this balance is disturbed, the gods can do little except to aid the brave men and women who are strong enough to stand in its wake.
The Will of the Great One is refered to from time to time, this phrase is a direct link to the maker, not the Cardinal Gods. The Will of the Great One is the supernatural power that binds the universe together within the confines of the Voidsrping, were that bond to be severed, the universe would be undone and the Will would be forever dissolved.