Single to four-winged
The holy warriors of the higher powers, as they like to be called. These Venerable are always males with highly muscular (likely, battle trained) bodies that are generally taller and bulkier than the typical human male. They have 1-4 wings of any color. The number of wings signifies their power and rank. The more wings they have, the more powerful they are. All of them also wield magic forged armor and weapons. Their weapons are always named.
The guardians themselves, to anyone that meets them have a very one-track closed mind. They are fiercely loyal to their species and tend to have an overzealous set of opinions on what the right way for anyone to live is. They firmly believe that the venerable are the ultimate life forms, are above and holier than all others. According to them, all blasphemers who defy their creed are to be punished and all evil is to be purged off the world. Suffice to say, they're very stubborn and usually not worth arguing with.Life Expectancy
Once a guardian is created they stay appearing the same age. The oldest documented guardians are two winged and around 3000-4000 years old.Powers
All guardians have amazing combat skills. Armed and unarmed. They are generally much stronger and faster than the average human and are able to break any human bone with their bare hands.
They may also have any of the following powers:
- Draining of life force upon contact
- Aging of their victim or reversing the aging (4+ wings only. This ability takes a tremendous amount of power and leaves the guardian very weak.)