The Elder Powers are considered to be the most powerful souls existing within the nexus, vying for control during each Breath of the mindless Creator.
As there have been countless breaths, beyond all reckoning, it makes sense that some powers rise, fall, and transcend the struggle. Haldos speculated in his writings that there were twelve Elder Powers in his "recent" history, three of whom had lost or been forgotten.
In the current breath, nine Elder Powers are known to be actively shaping and contesting the nexus. Short introductions can be found below.
- Ahg-za-haru, the Sociopath, holds the portfolio of slavery, greed, jealousy, hatred, and irrationality.
- A Corruptor or a Void Walker gains their powers from It.
- The Darksoul Cabal is the guild pledged to Ahg-za-haru.
- Alonai, the Caretaker, holds the portfolio of life, love, innocence, faith, trust, and virtue.
- An Advocate or a Holy Champion gains their powers from Her.
- The Knot of Keepers is the guild pledged to Alonai.
- Baraas the Laughing holds the portfolio of structure, cooperation, and growth.
- A Lightspeaker or a Seraph gains their powers from Him.
- The Monks of the Unbound Mind is the guild pledged to Baraas.
- The Order of the Blue Rose is a second guild pledged to Baraas, as He was the shaping power of the current Breath
- Goros the Gatekeeper holds the portfolio of the qualities and relationships of matter, such as space and physical laws.
- A Conduit or a Nexus Champion gains their powers from Him.
- The Opal Syndicate is the guild pledged to Goros.
- Hashaa, the Undead, holds the portfolio of death, decay, and entropy.
- A Lich or a Revenant gains their powers from Her.
- The Sect of Maevel is the guild pledged to Hashaa.
- Marquai, the Tradesman, holds the portfolio of localised order to suit the needs of an individual.
- A Wizard or an Eternal Soldier gains their powers from Him.
- The Fraternity of Wondercraft is the guild pledged to Marquai.
- Namm the Vigilant holds the portfolio of justice, law, and the protection of the weak.
- An Archon or a Divine Herald gains their powers from Him.
- The Accord of the Sun-Touched is the guild pledged to Namm.
- Tholaghru the Gnasher holds the portfolio of mutation, chaos and disorder.
- A Wyrm Master or a Doom Howler gains their powers from Him.
- The Sires of Retribution is the guild pledged to Tholaghru.
- Tlacolotl, the Manipulator, holds the portfolio of planned, surgical usage of violence to accomplish a particular design, and selfish machinations.