A construct created from the bodies, blood, and bones of the The Saqalu - shah-kah-loo (authors note: IPA: ʃɑ ka lu) were once among the noblest beings in our world. Called the Balance, they were desperately feared and desperately loved. The power of their wings made them the most formidable of all the Guardians. Now, what few remain are the Hashritu, the Broken. Name This is where it gets interesting. The word saqalu comes from... after The first war the world ever knew was so great, so horrific, that nothing could ever compare. An entire history will be released after Notte is published. In the meantime, here are the salient facts: Before the first war, the Peoples were very loosely divided into groups. There was no seeming need for organization like the Wheel of the Mythos..... It holds back a siphoned back of raw time, called The blood of Cronus, pure, raw, and unfiltered time. Normally, it's inaccessible, but during the First War, members of the People of Darkness managed to gather a lot of it for the purpose of destroying the Saqalu. It didn't work - the Saqalu's wings were able to hold it back - but it could not be dispersed or destroyed, and..., and without that wall, there might not be any more reality at all.