(Watchers) have fallen from the heavens and slept with human women. Now strange creatures are being born who live for extremely long period of time and bear strange powers. Nobody is sure what exactly they are, since each one is born with a different shape or form. From horns on their heads, wings like their angelic fathers, and various other features far from human make this group a complete mystery. These offspring of angels and humans have been coined "Nephilim
". Some coexist with humans in these harsh times, or pillage what little towns are still present in the barren lands of Palestine.
Now for an actual spoiler:
-A man who calls himself the King of Salem
and a Priest of El Elyon
by the name of Melchizedek
has offered a small child a packet of seeds many years prior to the events that would occur in the story (Echoes of Our Paradise). The seeds were said to grow into mighty trees that would nourish the land with life giving prowess (named cosmos energies by scholars of this day and age).
These are the leaders of 200 angels that are turned into fallen Angels because they took wives, mated with human women, and taught forbidden knowledge.
-Araqiel taught humans the signs of the earth. Before his fall this angel helped lead souls on their way to judgment.
-Armaros taught men the resolving of enchantments via cosmos energies.
-Azazel taught men to make knives, swords, shields, and various other weapons. She has also shown men advanced technologies that use cosmos energies as their power source.
-Gadriel taught the art of cosmetics and the art of seduction.
-Baraqel taught men astrology
-Bezaliel is considered a mystery in the ranks of the Grigori. He is mostly unseen and whatever forbidden knowledge he passed down onto man is unknown. Some believe it to be manipulation of the weather via cosmos energies.
-Chazaqiel taught men the signs of the clouds (meteorology).
-Kokabiel, was a high-ranking, holy angel but now she is a fallen Watcher, resident of nether realms, and commands 365,000 surrogate spirits to do her bidding. Among other duties, she instructs his fellows in astrology. They say that the ranks of spirits she commands have been vastly warped from their original form to the point one can only call them "Phantasms"
-Penemue taught the children of men the bitter and the sweet and the secrets of wisdom.
-Sariel taught mankind about the courses of the moon (has been considered taboo since the moon is considered a holy celestial body).
-Samyaza is the leader of all the Grigori and is orchestrating the beginnings of a war with Heaven. He commanded his ranks with what was to be taught to humanity.
-Shamsiel, once a guardian of Eden, served as one of the 2 chief aides to the archangel Uriel (the other aide being Kokabiel) and was the head of 365 legions of angels and also crowns prayers, accompanying them to the 5th heaven. He is referred to as one of the Watchers. He is a fallen angel who teaches the signs of the sun.
These angels are new beings in comparison to how old many of the Grigori are. Full of virtue and youthful spirit these angels command various parts of Heaven and take care of human matters where their creator allows them to tread. They take on human lives in dire times to help resolve whatever situations may be threatening mankind.
According to the Grigori the Archangels are more of an experiment being carried out by their Creator much like the Grigori and mankind's existence itself.
-Zadkiel is the archangel that mostly reflects the Kindness
in people. She tends to be a bit naive, but is always cheery and at times rather stubborn. She will always support people in times of doubt and never hold grudges towards anyone no matter what they may do. If you could sum her up in a few words, it's "smile and forgive". She loves everyone and shows no antagonism towards the Grigori and talks as if they were family. It is said she inspires kindness in others.
-Michael is the leader of the archangels and is the oldest of the lot. He shows signs of Humility
stronger then any of the other archangels. He has a strong sense of justice and doesn't take shit from any of the Grigori yet is always ready to sacrifice something for mankind. He is also brave to the point you could call him stupid depending on what situation he may get himself into. He may act like an ass at times, but he means well. Apparently
he is very modest behavior wise.
-Uriel shows great Patience
of the seven and regardless of her hyperactive demeanor she does indeed sit back and peacefully resolve conflict one step at a time. The air around her seems to calm everyone in her vicinity as she cheers people on with her empathy. Shows mercy even to the biggest of sinners. Most the time though she always seems to be hyper and out of character.
-Jophiel has a vast amount of knowledge and acts as a 'server' (in modern terms) for the archangels. Via her their minds are all interconnected so they can communicate with one another at any time. Jophiel herself proves to be the most determined of the seven with her great diligence
. The only times when the mind link of the seven angels is severed is when Jophiel is experiencing great stress or pain.
-Raphael, regardless of his striking good looks, is the archangel of Chastity
. He holds a large amount of knowledge much like Jophiel or perhaps even more then her and really doesn't have the capacity to lie to anyone period. His intentions are truly pure and will do nothing to try to deceive humanity.
-Chamuel represents Charity
in the seven and is always seen helping someone in some shape or form. Be it his fellow archangels or mankind Chamuel shows unconditional love for everyone much like Zadkiel. In fact, Zadkiel and Chamuel are always together for they were created at the same time very much like twins. Chamuel has a strong will and always puts others before himself.
-Gabriel shows great temperance
and self control, even moreso then his peers. No matter what one may say Gabriel always comes out of things with a cool head and is generally a nice person to have around. Though some people have gotten annoyed from just how in control he is... Whatever the case Gabriel doesn't seem to mind but does get confused whenever someone does get angry with him. He always thinks before doing/saying anything about what kind of consequences a bad action would bring.
The Archangels are technically immortal
, but they have a limited pool of energy
before they need to be reborn. They can be killed by normal means too, but shortly after will be reborn. Their existence is what inspired the phoenix in various mythologies in the human world.