The Seven, also referred to as Gods or The Masters, are a group of god-like creatures who roamed the Green World centuries ago. They each held special gifts that led humans to call mistakenly name them Gods. Their powers led to the creation of seven Kinjes that store their souls and powers.
The creatures were imprisoned in sarcophagus's over a thousand years ago, but were gradually awakened by the return of their kinjes. They sought to destroy every world they visited, consuming all the life force around them as a way to live forever.
The Masters are comprised of seven individuals, who are presumably the ancestors of the Kahvi race, given their exact physicality markers to the Kavhi species. They were named Tera, Vorta, Janya, Kultor, Aster, and Levare. Together, they used their individual powers to rule over the Kahvi as they traveled from one world to the next. They would arrive in a world full of life and leave it as a Plane of Ashes, their presence depleting the worlds entirely. This was most likely because of Janya's power to consume the life essence of any living thing. She transferred that essences she consumed to her companions, making the seven seemingly immortal. With one world now barren, Aster traveled to find a new world for the Seven and Kahvi to occupy. He arrived in a place called the Green World, where the Human residences were weak and mortal. He viewed this as being perfect for their settlement; easy to consume to continue their immortal lives. He returned to deliver the great news, and the seven prepared the Kahvi for the transition. They removed their Naviaspore so it would be stored in Vorta, before placing them in a slumber to be awakened when they arrived in their new home.
When the Seven arrived in the Green World, they took time to settle and understand that world before they wanted to awaken the Kahvi. At which point, Aster grew to care for the intelligent beings that inhabited the realm. Aster cared for one particular woman named Tallya, and fell in love with her. He fathered their child, a black blooded being that was half-human and half-Aster. His siblings view this as a deep betrayal and plotted to kill the object of his affection - Tallya and their newborn child. Golu manipulated the woman into raising a knife above her child, and would have orchestrated the murder if Aster had not returned from fetching wood in time to stop him. Aster attacked Golu and ensured the safety of the child and mother. Aster decided to separate his siblings from their Kinjes - the keys to their souls, their being, and sources of strength, and put them to sleep. Because he cannot work against the collective decisions of the group when in close proximity to them, he worked with the humans instead. He gave them each a weapon capable of putting his siblings to sleep, though each blade could only be used once.
The humans succeeded in their mission, and Aster collected their kinjes and brought them to Vor-Anden where he sealed them away. He stayed behind to ensure the settlement of the Blackbloods, before he chose to pass his Asterkinj onto a Guardian to protect it and keep its power safe. These Guardians would pass the kinj with each generation. The Seven were separated from their life essences and put to sleep inside sarcophagus's scattered across the realm in underground caves. Aster eventually became entombed himself in an ancient burial sight beneath Vor-Anden.
The myths and lore surrounding the seven shifted and grew as time passed, with some viewing them as powerful creatures with immortality, worshipping at their symbols or practices. Others viewed them as warriors of the Blackblood people who periled in battle. The histories of these seven creatures, their Kahvi, and the worlds they inhabited, are detailed in an ancient chamber beneath Gallwood Outpost. The chamber was forgotten over time, leaving the verbal history of the so-called Gods in the hands of humans.
Over a thousand years came and went, with the legends of the Seven morphing them into Gods that were idealized and worshipped by both Blackbloods and humans. Vorta and Tera were suddenly awakened from their slumbers by the return of their indivdual kinjes. Vorta reached out to Tera as she could sense that he, too, had awakened. She assured him they would rise again their other companions. As she rested in her tomb, she connected with the Kinj-bearers around the world when they used their power. Vorta drew the woman named Two to her location, as she needed the woman to use the large amounts of life force she had absorbed to heal her weakened body. Once freed from her sarcophagus and healed, Vorta brought Two and Tera together so the woman could use her kinj again to heal Tera. Once Tera was healed, he used his Terakinj to killed Vorta and send the kinj back to its original owner of Janya. These events were witnessed by the Blackbloods Talon and Zed.
- Vorta - The host of the white kinj and the supposed leader of the group. She is the first to awaken from her centuries-long slumber, and users her powers to communicate with the kinj bearers. She also stores the souls of her slumbering species in her arm, in the form of gold kinjes.
- Tera - The host of the black kinj and Vorta's lover.
- Janya - The host of the green kinj and the healer of the group.
- Golu - The host of the purple kinj. Thanks to the powers of his kinj, he can be described as the most manipulative of the group.
- Aster - The host of the blue kinj and frequently described as the betrayer of the group. The Six blame him for their entombment. Vorta alluded to Aster being the reason why Blackbloods exist, telling Talon that she is one of the children of Aster.
- Levare - The host of the orange kinj and can be assumed to be the most well-traveled thanks to her kinj.
- Kultor - The host of the red kinj, who has been described as the cruelest of the group.
These creatures are eerily similar to Blackbloods in both their appearance and physiology, though their abilities and features are more drastic then those of a Blackblood. They have larger and hooked ears, which are tipped black. They have pale face and horns protruding their skin. They bleed black blood when cut or wounded. Their wounds heal remarkably fast making them incredibly difficult to kill. Luna shot an arrow through Tera's chest but he merely pulled it out. While the wound slowed him down long enough for Luna and her friends to escape, he was not crippled by the wound as humans or even Blackbloods would have been.
Powers and Abilities
- Telepathic Communication: They are all telepathically connected to Vorta, able to see, hear, and feel her from great distances away.
- Unaging: The Seven, despite being thousands of years old, seem unaffected by age.
- Navia/Naviaspore: According to Wren, Navia is the voice of the soul, word of command, to be one with masters. 313 was connected to a Naviaspore via a yellow kinj. He desired to be part of it and mistook a long cord-like substance for the source of the Naviaspore. The cord-like substance presented with a jagged end that connected to the back of his neck, and was disrupted when he was awakened. The Naviaspore gave him the ability to connect with his fellow creatures, which kept him from ever being alone. The Naviaspore is the proper name for the yellow kinjes that create a Hive mind.
- Regeneration: Each god has the power of enhanced regeneration. Even before Janya could heal them, they were shown to recover from multiple arrow shots. However, they can not regenerate lost limbs or restore their energy levels without Janya's powers.
- Puncture Wounds: Despite their claims to be gods, they are vulnerable to physical attacks such as punctures. They bleed black blood which means they have a pulse and are living creatures. However, their ability to heal faster than any known creature prohibits these injuries from being fatal. The injuries merely weaken them or slow them down in their pursuit of an enemy.
Plane of Ashes
- Main article: Plane of Ashes
- Main article: Vor-Anden
Vor-Anden is an ancient yet forgotten Blackblood shrine on the edge of the realm. It was built to honor the Seven Warriors of Old. A necklace called The Key is used to reveal the constellations and sketches carved on the wall. Upon locating Belator, the Blackblood hero warrior, the key fits into a hole in the wall. When the key is turned, the shrine shakes and reveals a podium with seven compartments around the circle. It used to hold seven Kinjes, however over time, the Warriors of Old came and took the Kinjes. The only kinj left in the compartment when the Blackblood warriors Zed and Talon unlocked it, was the Golukinj which gave Zed the ability to manipulate the mind of any living creature.
Gallwood was originally a Blackblood citadel that housed Blackbloods and brought them together from all over the realm. The civilization of Blackbloods cohabitated in peace with the Yindrian's, who were masters of puzzles. They worked together to create a laybrinth to seal away the Vortakinj. During the Blackblood-human war, the citadel was covered by what would become a lowly Outpost. As the years past, the legend of the citadel faded away until it was no longer remembered. It was discovered once more by the scholar Janzo and his Blackblood companion Wren. Beyond the labyrinth, in a secret passageway meant to be found only by a high priestess, are hexagonal-shaped doorways. The doorways open to reveal a cocooned creature, whose ancient civilization has the same physical markings of the Seven.
- Main article: The Capital
The Skevicor Key to start Skevicor by awakening all of the Kahvi is found in The Power of the Masters. Once the Kahvi all awaken, they will each take in a Naviaspore, in order to hear their orders from their "Masters".
Notes and Trivia
- Janzo theorizes that these beings came from the Plane of Ashes as other creatures there have black blood.
- He and Wren later found pictograms under the Yindrian Labyrinth that represent Talon's portal and the Plane of Ashes. The pictograms are near the symbol of the gods and the civilization hibernating beneath the platform.
- According too 313, the Masters do not want to live in peace among humans or others.
- According to Janya and Kultor, Aster betrayed his siblings and spawned his own descendants, the Blackbloods.
- This would explain why the Lu-Qiri follow the commands of the Seven above the Blackbloods, as they are not their true masters, but rather are merely descendants of one of their masters.