The Treyan Gods
Viv, God of Life
Viv, God of Life, created the world of Tirien using seven basic elements: light, water, earth, air, heat, fire, and spirit. He then created three gods - Illusia, Enéra, and Imperion - each of whom he granted greater power over two elements, as well as the ability to create. To Illusia, he entrusted water and light. To Enéra, heat and air. To Imperion, he bestowed earth and fire. Thus empowered, each god created his or her own race, in whom Viv imbued the breath of life.
Illusia, Goddess of Wit and Illusion
Subtle, intelligent, and cunning, Illusia created the humans. Her racial gift enables humans to bend small amounts of light. As with all gifts, ability ranges widely. Some can bend finger-length illusory sparks of light, while others can bend enough to play part in the beautiful light displays showcased over Prismere Lake every week. Queen Sarsetta often employs a few lightsmiths (highly skilled professionals) to project her image from the keep while addressing the crowds. Some rare humans are so talented, they can hide in plain sight.
Enéra, Goddess of the Unseen
Enéra, compassionate and careful, created the elves, bestowing upon them the ability to detect spirits. While their gift is less tangible than other races, elves can feel any sentient's presence, and can supposedly even discern - sometimes see - spirits of the dead. Before Imperion betrayed Illusia, sending the races into isolationism, a sentient couldn't be pronounced dead unless proclaimed so by an elf. According to elf legend, General Embrenna was so gifted, he knew the exact location and identity of every warrior in his army, and could also discern enemy forces without looking.
Imperion, God of Might
Imperion, bold and mighty, created the dwarves, gifting them with the ability to form small amounts of earth. This gifting helps them to recognize various minerals in the earth they are working with, and yes, form seamless structures of rock. They have to build them little bits at a time, though, unless large numbers of them work together, which requires its own measure of skill. Talented formers often develop an affinity with one or two minerals and can detect veins to determine direction and depth.