The world is kept in check by nine fundamental Pillars. Each Pillar is aligned to a certain aspect of the world: Balance, Mind, Nature, Energy, Conflict, Dimension, Time, States, and Death. Each Pillar has a Guardian designated to it, and each Guardian has abilities that pertain to that principle, as well as the shared immortality. Among the mortals, the Guardians are looked upon as gods, and as such, are rarely seen among humans unless it's necessary. As of late, there has been a subtle imbalance in the world, and the Guardians are tasked with the investigation of it.