The history of Abmiram’s earlier centuries is not well recorded. However, thanks to the teachings of the priestesses of Nayr, a group formed early on by the guardian Etain approximately a thousand years ago, the people of Abmiram share a common belief.
    At the beginning, the goddess Nayr chose to create a world in which her children lived in unending peace and prosperity, and she decided upon a system that would ensure this end. She used Esira, her divine talisman, to form Abmiram. In Abmiram she created mountains, plains, forests, and desert lands to give plenty of variety for her children that they might choose their desired homes.
    Nayr created six different female prototypes for her children. They were immortal and were meant to act as her voice among their own people. She asked these six to choose the regions of the world in which they would like to live. The sebelppan, Etain, chose the plains; the airolg, Esservy, chose the mountains; the renomman, Rodelace, chose the desert; the esile, Saffery, chose the forest with great trees; the anaugi, Surekala, chose the coast and the ocean; and the iakhuru, Taushung, chose the dense, dark forest. Once they had chosen, Nayr created her children—many people of each of the six kinds. She designated the six ageless prototypes as guardians of their peoples. Their collective goal was to make sure Nayr’s will of peace and prosperity be kept always.
    To ensure that they had the ability to prove their roles as the voices of Nayr, Nayr granted them each the gift of a part of her great power. To Etain she granted the power of light, the ability to heal; to Esservy she granted the control of heat or fire; to Rodelace she gave the power of spirit, the power of belief and faith; to Saffery she granted the mastery of nature, the power over lesser living things; to Surekala she gave the control of water in all its forms; and to Taushung she granted the power of illusion.
    In case any number of guardians needed a mediator in their dealings as representatives of their peoples, Nayr created four even more powerful beings. Each of them would be overseer to an equal part of Abmiram divided by north, south, east, and west. And she would give them each an equal division of the most fundamental components of Abmiram, power over the land, the sky, and the flow of time. To Erihpas of the west she granted control over land, to Revlis of the north she gave the power of lightning, to Ruoh of the east she granted limited manipulation of time, and to Surric of the south she gave the mastery of wind.
    It is known that the six guardians live among the people of Abmiram, but where they make their homes is a mystery. They are very rarely seen in public–some even remaining unseen for over a century at a time–but when they show themselves in the event of vital diplomatic gatherings or disputes they are easily recognizable. Their hair is brightly colored with their signature hues, and they have rarely been seen without their unique ceremonial armor in which they are forever depicted in paintings, windows, and sculptures throughout the land. There are no definite recent records of the overseers having been seen in Abmiram, though there are a few very early accounts of their interventions in guardians’ dealings. It is widely thought that the overseers reside in the spiritual realm with Nayr, watching over the mortal world.