Angels are the guardians of Order, the forces that oversee that the purpose of existence is indeed fulfilled. While most believe that angels are the forces of good, just like Demons are the forces of evil, this is as far from the truth as one can come. Angels care neither for mortals, nor for Demons or the Gods. In primeval times they awoke alongside their brethren, the Gods, the Demons and the Primeval Dragons. They were herded into heaven by the Gods’ united power, for the Gods fear the Angels and their close ties to the Dreamer*. Chained within the heavens, sedated by the glory of the Gods, the Angels are subdued and cannot arise in full power. For within the gardens of paradise, amidst flowery fields and flowing rivers the angels have been imprisoned by their own desires. Astride them are curvaceous nymphs and temptresses of every kind, feeding the angels with lies, lust, and narcotic laced grapes. Whilst the angels are imbibing the sweet narcotics, drinking heavenly nectar and partaking in the pleasures that be, they have long since forgotten the reason for their existence. And step by step, the natural order of creation is unravelled and the Gods recreate it in accordance to their own grand scheme.
Occasionally a temptress is smitten with love for her prisoner, and has to be forcibly removed from his presence, lest she is tempted to liberate him. These unfortunate wretches have been herded to the plains of suffering, the only truly sad place within heaven. Here they wail and suffer, and with time the plains has become almost haunted with the soft sobbing of the fallen temptresses. According to some obscure legends there is one angel who can hear their crying, even through his roars of pleasure, the cries even pierce the narcotics which are clouding his mind. This is Chainbreaker and on two occasions he has freed himself and on these occasions the pantheon has chased him, hounded him through existence, until they were finally able to subdue him long enough for his mind once again to be numbed by narcotics and depraved instincts.
One fact about the angels is known for certain; they are 9 in number. The names of the nine are not known, but in some religious texts they are known by names supposedly given to them by a God sympathetic to their cause. The given names are: Chainbreaker, G’Dizhte the Eternal, Hammer of Order, Heathen, Herder, K’thraun of a Thousand Battles, Z’daun-Z’thaur, Shadowborn and Solitude.
What precious little is known about angels come from the temples and the churches. Considering that the agents of the angels’ captors are the only source of information, it is no surprise that they are depicted as the powerful disciples of the Gods. This is a lie, but one most humans actually believe. It is also ironic, because if anything they are the opposite of disciples; angels are originally the only truly free entities in creation; free of the gods, free of the dreamer, and with only one purpose; the upkeep of order. Even more ironic is the fact that the only free beings in existence have become depraved slaves of every indulgence known to man.
Angels have been depicted as humans with wings for longer than anyone can remember. It seems to be a known fact, but how can anyone know? Angels never materialize outside heaven for they have been imprisoned by the gods; denied passage outside heaven’s boundaries. There is not any power that can force the angels to remain in one place, thus the gods have enslaved the angels through their own angelic desires.
*The Angels are believed blessed by the dreamer. Before the Gods awoke and only the races of Prime Creation existed alongside the Dreamer, the Angels were free to do their chosen role. Although technically a part of the Dreamer, they were still conscious while asleep and silently they monitored prime creation. When Aahr broke the unity and disrupted the heavenly pillar, the angels awoke to restore order. Needless to say they failed.
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