The Aether Wiki: Genesis of the Void


Angels artwork - created by Oscar Payn

This page lists description quotes for the Angel mob, which originate from various sources. Sources are in game from the Book of Lore item (in the original The Aether mod) or officially as word of god from the developers.

Extended Lore[]

"The Aether is home to many people, the most common of which are the Angels. It is understood that the Angels are descended from a race that existed before the Aether itself, developing intelligence and unique abilities over a long history of evolutionary improvements, the most significant of which being the merging of the Angels and the Wynd Crystals, which allow them to control gravity and wind flows. This gives them the capacity for artificial flight, which allowed them to become the dominant sentient species.

"Angel culture is not that different from Humanity’s, except Leader roles are given almost exclusively to the Women, due to religious ideas relating to the Valkyries. This said, Men and Women live relatively equal lives, but their physiology is quite different, meaning different jobs are better suited for the different sexes. Physical jobs that require muscle strength and precision are better for the men, while jobs that require multi-tasking, social skills and intense mental strength are more suited for the women.

"The Angels focus most of their governmental efforts on Science, although this focus has also divided them into two Sects, The Sun Sect and the Moon Sect. The Sun Sect occupying over half of the species it is considered to represent Angel culture as a whole, believing in moral good and societal progression, while the Moon Sect, the smaller of the two, has more radical ideas, morals being seen as incredibly subjective and situational. This lead to more freedom of research, more experimental means of scientific progression, which could be seen as unlawful by the Valkyries, meaning the Moon Sect’s research is done in secret.

"The Angels also conflict directly with another race, The Drac’san. This conflict is caused by differences in Religion. The Drac’san hunt Valkyries, which the Angels happen to worship, both see these acts as heresy in their respective cultures, and with Drac’san and Angel territories bordering with one another, violence is starting to brew. Unfortunately it is a situation that the Valkyries cannot interfere with either, as they are restricted from acting against Religious beliefs, they even consider Drac’san hunts as lawful, as they always challenge their Valkyrie prey to duels, with the heart of the prey as the prize. If something is not done to calm these small battles, there may be a full blown war between the nations."[1]