Seraphim, also referred to as "angels", are beings from Eretz. They are characterized by a mostly humanoid appearance, save for a pair of fiery wings on their backs. The seraphim have been at war with the chimaera for centuries.
According to legends of Eretz, the universe was originally full of darkness, and was inhabited by creatures called the Gibborim who feasted on light and used the darkness to hide their ugliness. Eventually, a race of warriors learned about the Gibborim, and set out to defeat them. Once they defeated the Gibborim, they created all of the stars, and they created their children- the seraphim- in order to spread their light.
The true home world of the Seraphim -exposed in Dreams of Gods and Monsters- is actually the adjacent world to Eretz called Meliz. Meliz harbored all known Seraphim in its prime, but was eventually swallowed by the Cataclysm causing survivors to flee to Eretz where their memories were erased by the Magi and told the story of the Godstars in place.
Almost all Seraphs save for the Stelians have an animosity with the Chimearan race. They all have massive fiery wings on their back and are known to be stunningly beautiful. Because of the Fire within them seraphim can never get cold and don't understand why people shiver.
The Seraphim have particular views concerning the Chimaera, authority, and their own ideology that stem primarily from their own myth of creation (as opposed to the Chimaeran myth of creation) and their ingrained, socially appropriated cultural values. Strict martial training from a young age instills a reverence for authoritarian figures as well as a unit-like mentality. Though such attributes are particularly important during times of war, this can cause a lack of growth in the culture as a whole as it suppresses the more artistically inclined population. Because of such respect for the authority of their leader, Seraphim are taught not to question his assertions. It is for this reason that they unquestioningly wage war against the Chimaera. More whimsical and personable aspects of society, including love and family, are downplayed and martial prowess necessary in order to gain respect and climb in social status. Thus, physical coercion is essentially canonized and exalted above all other aspects of the society.
Seraphim have their own language referred to as Seraphic, which Karou learned to speak using a Lucknow. Stelians are known to have a softer accent than the average misbegotten.
- All seraphim have Hebrew names or names inspired by Hebrew.