Work of the Week #13

In Fantasium, there’s an alliance of powerful beings called “the Watchers.”  This benevolent group was created during the Five Waves for the purpose of having a coalition of powerful beings working together to fight the Darkness, but has since fallen into memory with the disappearance (capture) of the team leader…

The Watchers:

THE PEREGRINE ~ Team leader; Peregrine (Khirthsta is her true name) is a Semimortal (a being that is perpetually reborn after death like a phoenix) who abandoned life in the Immortal Realms for a life of adventure and of aiding the Mortals in times of trouble.  Like the Gods, Semimortals like Khirthsta have two forms: a “sub-form” (“mortal” form, always human in appearance) and a “super-form” (“immortal” form; angellic for Semimortals).

AEVA ~ The only Elemental being that resides in the Mortal Realms and that is part of an alliance; Aeva is the Elemental of Nature, and is the mother of Yaw/Way.  She resides at the core of the Mortal Realms, and ensures balance throughout.  Her physical form is of a vegetation-covered cow, or a humanoid, feminine cow-form.

YAW + WAY ~ The only Etherial being that resides in the Mortal Realms, and one of two that is part of an alliance (the other being Lady Dark); Yaw and Way are an entity that has two distinct bodies but is of one spirit and soul.  Yaw is the deathly, feminine manifestation of the entity, while Way is the lively, masculine manifestation; Yaw’s physical form is of a Jackal, while Way’s is of a Hare (Jackal brings dead souls back to the Aether, while Hare endows the yet-to-be-born creatures with a soul from the Aether).

THE MORTAL GOD ~ The God presiding over the Mortal Realms; his sub-form is of a gold-clad king with magical long-sword in-hand, while his super-form is of a bejeweled, mighty stag.  All Gurus (exceptionally wise Mortals) and their descendents are ultimately his children.

THE FALLEN ANGEL ~ Barrakhein the Archangel, once the commander of an army of Angels, was accused and convicted (falsely) of aiding the Peregrine during the Five Waves; as a result, he was “fallen” — and so decided to become a Watcher.  With his powers stripped, his only solace is in the Watchers, his broad-sword, and his ability to fly (albeit now with bird-like wings instead of energetic ones).

THE RISEN DEMON ~ Yahuyyul the Demon, like the Archangel, was displaced from her original titles and positions at the close of the Five Waves; unlike Barrakhein, who “fell,” Yahuyyul “rose” to become a member of the Watchers.  As can be expected, the relations between Yahuyyul and Barrakhein have never been, and likely will never be, very cordial.

THE APOTHECARIAN ~ He is an Avatar (a child of Lady Light, who is perpetually reincarnated after every death) presiding over the practice of apothecary.  The present Apothecarian is a Human named Azkarchas.

THE WITCHDOCTOR ~ She is a mage (an Immortal with only one form), who presides over apothecary and witch-doctory.  She seeks out and trains each new Apothecarian.

THE TINKER ~ He is an Avatar, who presides over the practice of craft and invention.  The present Tinker is an Earthling named Duittal (he made himself immortal by replacing his biological body with an artificial one; Duittal was the fifth Tinker).  His notable creation is of the mechanical Gear-heads, who seek out Gurus and Star-seeds for the Peregrine Academy.

THE MERRY-MAKER ~ She is a Child (offspring of a Semimortal and a God) who makes her life providing entertainment at children’s parties, training each new Bard, and presiding over her creations — the Familiars — who seek out children who could use a good friend (only the child can see their Familiar, and the Familiar stays with their mate for life).

THE WAYFARER ~ He is a Child who makes his life traveling the Mortal Realms giving gifts to children on their birthdays.  The Merry-Maker is his younger sister (both were born to the Mortal God).

THE BARD ~ Another Avatar; this one presides over music, art, and theatre.  The present Bard is a Human male named Seathier.

THE MARTIALIST ~ Another Avatar; this one presides over strategy, war, and the martial arts.  The present Martialist is a Human female named Seqqen.

THE HEADMASTER ~ The Headmaster is the one who presides over the Peregrine’s Academy; this position is always taken by a Mortal, and every current Headmaster selects an apprentice to carry on the role upon the current’s death.  The present Headmaster is a Human male named Dalnen.

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