At the heart of each City is its Throne--a natural, elemental shrine that houses the Sphere's aeon, or consciousness (the aeon's physical form being the Sphere itself). It is from these aeons that the angels originate, and it is through the angels that that will of the aeon is communicated and/or enacted. While the aeons are the supreme governors of the Spheres, dominion over these otherworldly planes is typically exercised by the elemental princes.
Creature Types of the Spheres
AberrationMost aberrations, such as the Old Ones, come from the Parasphere, the realm beyond the Spheres. Creatures that originate elsewhere will have their types modified to match.
Celestial (Hierosphere, Aethereal Plane)
Fiend (Pyrosphere, Modal Plane)
Fey (Hydrosphere, Plane of Yore)Just as the undead are tied to the Ethereal and Shadow Planes, the Fey are tied to the Plane of Yore. Many intelligent creatures classified as Plants in the Monster Manual are instead classified as Fey in Monvesia: Blights, Myconids, Treant. Other plants (awakened plants, awakened trees, fungi, shambling mounds, etc.) remain a separate creature type. Fey include the Archfey warlock patrons.
Hybrids (Lithosphere, Mirror Plane)
Tulpa (Aerosphere, Plane of Thought)
Undead (Necrosphere, Plane of Shadow)While most of the undead presented in the Monster Manual retain that designation, a few have been adopted into other types--such as Shadows (elemental) and Ghosts (tulpa). Undead include the Undying warlock patrons.
Each angel serves a particular role, and is unique to one or two spheres as noted below.
Angels are so rarely see on the Mortal Plane that most mortals actually consider elementals to be angels. However, angels do visit Monvesia; the first mortals to ascend to sainthood did so with angelic patrons.
Cambions (& Nephilim)A cambion or nephil, is the scion of an angel (of any type) and a mortal--which is a rare occurrence, indeed. The distinction between the two is somewhat vague: If the angelic parent originated in an "unseelie" or "lower" Sphere, the scion is a cambion; while if the angelic parent originated in a "seelie" or "upper" Sphere, the scion is a nephil. How the Spheres are distinguished between seelie and unseelie, however, differs by culture--though the Heiropshere is always considered upper, and the Necrosphere always lower. Regardless of designation, the scion is feared and reviled as an abomination.
Inhabitants by Sphere
Italicized entries are new creatures or creature types to be detailed at a later time--probably just before they are needed.
AerospherePlane of Thought: Seekers, Tulpa
Elemental Air: Elementals (Air), Genies (Djinn), Invisible Stalkers, Mephits (Dust, Ice, Lightning, Smoke, Vacuum)
Azure City/Throne: Angels (Monad, Seraph, Solar, Trumpet Archon)
Known Saints: Adoltho, Hephtan/Khelosani, Gygar, Mekare, Mermis, Nesta
HierosphereEthereal Plane: Celestials
Elemental Light: Elementals (Light), Genies (Khodam), Mephits (Aurora, Crystal, Lightning, Radiance, Rain)
Ivory City/Throne: Angels (Deva, Paraclete, Planetar, Solar), Pegasi, UnicornsKnown Saints: Aria, Baltus, Hadin, Jostin, Mohas, Msakhuri
HydrospherePlane of Yore: Archfey, Fey
Elemental Water: Elementals (Water), Genies (Marids), Mephits (Brine, Ice, Mud, Rain, Steam), Water Weird
Verdant City/Throne: Angels (Deva, Monad, Psychopomp, Throne Archon)
Known Saints: Anumat, Asamma, Coriantoth, Isyria, Orro, Sychus
LithosphereMirror Plane: Hybrids
Elemental Earth: Elementals (Earth), Galeb Duhr, Gargoyles, Genies (Dao), Mephits (Crystal, Dust, Filth, Magma, Mud), Xorn
Golden City/Throne: Angels (Cherub, Erinyes, Pit Fiend, Planetar)
Known Saints: Honsu/Golai, Iamus/Mosamartle, Meomari, Meshakhte, Mura, Netha, Theodore Rosenshild, Vachari
NecrosphereShadow Plane: Undead, Undying Ones
Elemental Void: Elementals (Void), Genies (Shaitan), Mephits (Aurora, Ash, Brine, Filth, Vacuum), Shadow
Onyx City/Throne: Angels (Erinyes, Psychopomp, Shadow Demon, Succubus/Incubus)
Known Saints: Hekala, Hippolyta, Oge, Rellis, Syphis
PyrosphereModal Plane: Fiends
Elemental Fire: Azer, Elementals (Fire), Genies (Efreet), Magmins, Mephits (Ash, Magma, Radiance, Smoke, Steam), Salamanders
Crimson City/Throne: Angels (Balor, Cherub, Seraph, Succubus/Incubus)
Known Saints: Hathra, Ignatius, Maun, Nyres, Riplaki, Sietun, Vaeltava
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