July 22, 2017

Estilorian Central

They aren’t gods and goddesses. They aren’t angels. They’re the beings upon which human myths and biblical stories are all based.

They are Estilorians.

Humans and Estilorians once shared the earth. Over time, humans realized they could never have the powers and abilities of the long-lived Estilorians, and began warring against them as well as each other. To save humanity from themselves, the nine Estilorian elders joined together to create their own plane of existence, removing all Estilorians from the human plane and becoming beings of legend.

In so doing, they doomed themselves to an emotionless existence. No happiness or joy. No optimism or hope.

And no love.

Millennia later, their possible salvation comes in the form of three teenage, half-human girls…the daughters of one of their own.

The Daughters of Saraqael.

***Spoiler alert*** If you have not read Becoming, the first book in the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy, this page may have a few spoilers in it…

Interested in learning more about the Estilorians? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s where you’ll find more details about the different Estilorian classes. If you have a question about the characters that isn’t answered here, please feel to ask Raine.

Corgloresti
Corgloresti
Class Description
Soul Harvesters – Identified by their silver eyes, wings and markings, these Estilorians risk their well-being by traveling between the human and Estilorian planes of existence. As with most Estilorians, they seek to protect humanity. It is the Corgloresti who facilitate the transfer of human souls to the Estilorian plane to replenish their numbers (the only way full Estilorians can reproduce).

Class Leaders
Elder – Ini-herit (In-nee-hair-EET)
Commander – Raphael
Second Commander – Frantiska
Lieutenant – Christopher

Wing Description
Silver, fluid and luminescent; shaped like an angel’s (but without feathers). 
 
 

Elphresti
Elphresti
Class Description
Lords of Wisdom – These Estilorians, identified by their black eyes and wings, maintain the highest levels of authority among their kind. In the far past, they worked diligently toward the development of humankind, and now focus on the betterment of their own society. In human terms, they would be considered judges or beings in similar positions of authority.

Class Leaders
Elder – Jabari
Commander – Khalidah (Kah-LEE-dah)
Second Commander – Wilfrid
Lieutenant – Dawn

Wing Description
Black; shaped like a Great Horned Owl’s with the same “finger-like” curves at the tips.

Gloresti
Gloresti
Class Description
Defenders – Dedicated to the protection of transitioned Corgloresti, the Gloresti are identified by midnight blue eyes, wings and markings. The Corgloresti-Gloresti bond (formed through an exchange of vows) is powerful and unassailable. Gloresti can usually only transition to the human plane if it is to protect their paired Corgloresti. They are highly trained in the ways of defense, and served as the primary defenders before the Estilorian plane was created.

Class Leaders
Elder – Gabriel
Commander – Hitoshi
Second Commander – Balduin
Lieutenant – Edra

Wing Description
Dark blue; shaped like a peregrine falcon’s. 
 

Lekwuesti
Lekwuesti
Class Description
Hospitality Ambassadors – A prolific class, the Lekwuesti are identified by lavender eyes and wings. Their primary focus is assisting their fellow Estilorians. They gain pleasure from fulfilling a need, and have the ability to create items of “creature comfort” such as food, clothing, accessories, furniture, etc. All other Estilorians rely heavily on this class.

Class Leaders
Elder – Sebastian
Commander – Caoilinn (KEY-linn)
Second Commander – Leilani (Lay-LAW-nee)
Lieutenant – Hinto

Wing Description
Lavender; feathery/wispy wings with uneven, jagged edges. 
 

Mercesti
Mercesti
Class Description
The Dark Ones – The Mercesti are identified by red eyes and wings. Once lauded for their skills in strategy and innovation, the path of the Mercesti changed irrevocably when Grolkinei assumed power by killing the class elder, Volarius, out of hatred and rage. Estilorians transition into Mercesti if they kill another Estilorian for any reason other than defense. This class craves glory and power above all else. Because they are formed largely of beings that used to belong to other Estilorian classes, some Mercesti maintain remnants of their former skills and abilities. Converted Orculesti, for example, can manipulate thoughts if they are strong enough, particularly darker thoughts prompted by emotions such as anger and jealousy.

Class Leaders
Elder – Grolkinei (GROLL-kin-eye)
Commanders:
  Angius
  Baldemar
  Cesaro
  Eloy
  Kanika (CAN-ih-cuh)
  Layla
  Ryce (REESE)

Wing Description
Red; like a demon or bat, with curvatures at the tips and sharp, pointed edges. 
 

Orculesti
Orculesti
Class Description
Advisors – Identified by dark green eyes and wings, the Orculesti function as Estilorian advisors regarding humankind. They work with paired Corgloresti and Gloresti to provide a connection between them when they are separated by the planes of existence. This class has the ability to reach the human plane in a mental capacity only. They can also read the thoughts of other Estilorians who aren’t strong enough or trained enough to prevent it.

Class Leaders
Elder – Malukali (Mah-LOU-kah-lie)
Commander – Ailfrid
Second Commander – Dalila
Lieutenant – Jean-Marc

Wing Description
Dark green; shaped like a butterfly’s (larger on top than on the bottom); slightly scalloped edges. 
 

Scultresti
Scultresti
Class Description
Creators – The Scultresti are identified by brown eyes and wings. This talented class creates all forms, including those which Corgloresti assume on the human plane when they transition there. They also create new Estilorian forms for human souls to inhabit when they are Embraced by a Corgloresti, and are responsible for producing new animal and wildlife on the Estilorian plane.

Class Leaders
Elder – Zayna
Commander – Cadence
Second Commander – Finnin (FIE-nin)
Lieutenant – Gordain

Wing Description
Brown; resemble leaves with intricate veining. 
 

Waresti
Waresti
Class Description
Warriors/Lords of the Flame – Identified by burnt orange eyes, wings and markings, the Waresti are dedicated to the overall protection of Estilorians from the Mercesti and other dangers. The most physically strong of all Estilorians, these warriors are markedly muscular and highly skilled with weapons and all forms of attack.

Class Leaders
Elder – Uriel
Commander – Harold
Second Commander – Alexius
Lieutenant – Balera

Wing Description
Burnt orange; look like they’re made of flickering fire.

Wymzesti
Wymzesti
Class Description
Intuits – Possessing keen intuition and charisma, the Wymzesti are identified by deep purple eyes and wings. With the ability to read body language and predict actions based upon past behavior, this class can predict events before they happen. Like the Orculesti, this class has the ability to manipulate thoughts and decision-making of those who aren’t strong enough to resist them.

Class Leaders
Elder – Knorbis (NOR-biss)
Commander – Meda (MAY-dah)
Second Commander – Leoma
Lieutenant – Nour (NOR)

Wing Description
Deep purple; Separate out at the ends into chunky, arrow-like tips.