I am writing a science fiction novel with some built in mythology that permeates throughout the story. I need help with Sylmafella, the god-like being. Sylmafella (The Shining Glory) is a benevolent divine being that has lost direct connection with his created humans, and he is zealously trying to reconnect. He still has the ability to indirectly communicate through the creation (i.e. a person can find an artifact and learn a truth just by beholding it.), but he can no longer communicate through dreams and thoughts. Responsible for the disconnect are 5 dark beings, who only have the ability to influence people. They cannot destroy or create anything. I need a device and/or mechanic that these 5 dark beings bring about to cause Sylmafella's disconnect, but 2 conditions must remain true: 1. Sylmafella cannot appear "weak" or "tricked". Rather, this mechanic must somehow be a known risk of Sylmafella's love, goodness, etc.. 2. The dark beings are the instigators, but in no way can they cause the mechanic directly. They must influence something or someone else to do it. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!