The Ancient Bretheren
The five Ancient Brethren were the first things to come into existence around Yggdrasil, the World Tree. They are in fact the five aspects of the World Tree and the only things keeping Yggdrasil separate from the Chaos of the Far Realms. Each is an aspect which keeps the World Tree alive, and if one dies that that one’s aspect disappears as well. Luckily the Ancient Brethren are the strongest things in existence. So powerful Gods are to them what mortals are to Gods. The Ancient Brethren are by far the greatest of all things in creation. There are five of them in total, each as powerful as the last, though each has a unique set of traits. Dolores, the Lady of Pain, is the aspect of Connection, she is the Gatekeeper who is the connections of Yggdrasil, between all of the Planes of Yggdrasil.. She lives in Sigil in the Outlands, preferring to keep away from all other immortal beings, preferring the company of the souls sent to the Outlands. Mok’Slyk is the aspect of Magic, he is a massive serpent and from him magic culminates, all magics, from Arcane to Primal to Divine exist because of his existence. It is unknown where he is, but it is very clear he still lives. Jazirian is the aspect of Light, another great Serpent like his brother. He was badly damaged by the Demon Lords in the Dawn War, and is in a weakened state he cannot defend himself, but he lives at the center of Celestia where he is guarded by numerous Gods and Angels. Ghaunadaur is the aspect of Life and Change. In the form of a massive Abyssal Ooze, Ghaunadaur is the patron of Oozes, she is also the reason life and death happen and the driving force behind the chemical and biological processes behind Evolution and Ecosystems. Even though she lives in the Abyss, the Demon Lords dare not attack her because she cannot receive damage and anything in her aura is immediately reduced to its most basic chemical components. The Passage Pigeon is the aspect of Time and Space, from him the dimensions of Yggdrasil are able to exist. For some reason this gargantuan Bird lives in the Underdark of Midgard. His presence causes continuity errors, as he is the aspect of time and space he can control anything’s actions and ret-con anything he wishes. He has no guards like the others, but he is also the most capable of defending himself.