A teenage boy, Tamalane, and his young sister, Tumbala. Their family are all brilliant, but completely uneducated, stuck in badly-paying nine-to-five jobs at best, and perpetually bored. Some of them, including their mother, are psychopaths. One day, their mother drives them out to the middle of the woods under the pretense of finally going to see a soccer game, something the little girl has always wanted, and leaves them there, just to see if they can find their way back.
The two struggle to get back home, when they stumble across a stone circle in the woods. On the stones are inscribed the names of all their family members, and at the bottom of one, their own. In the center is a what appears to be an altar. But when the boy touches it, it springs open to reveal what appears to be a woman, chained inside the "altar" as if in a prison.
Before long, it becomes clear that the "woman" is a God - or at least, she used to be. Or she is. Well, she's not now, but she was back then. Back now from their perspective.
Basically, far in the future, humankind had developed enough mastery over the universe to overthrow her and put in place a new order. They de-powered her - mostly; sometimes, limited bits of her powers still bleed through - and sent her back in time to be killed by the ignorant monkey-humans of that time. However, a human rescued her and believed she still was capable of good, for which, half for surival and half on a whim, she enslaved herself to that human and all their descendants. The two children are thsoe descendants.
- Admiring the Abomination: Most of their extended family to the god.
- AM/FM Characterization: Tamalane always keeps anything that plays music tuned to country, classic rock, or Southern rock stations. Tumbala likes metal. The god finds all music abhorrent.
- Consummate Professional: The god is usually of Chaotic alignment, but acting very strict about the "professional" relationship between her and the humans helps her overcome her shame.
- Magical Barefooter: The god.