|The Eight Guardian Generals|
The Eight Guardian Generals with the Emperor in the middle
Elite Demigod Warriors/Commanders
The Eight Guardian Generals (八神将) were the elite demigods charged with protecting the Realm of Shinkoku, its Emperor, and "Gaea".
The Eight Guardian Generals were an elite group of Demigods handpicked by the Emperor of Shinkoku to protect the Realm of Shinkoku and Gaea from those who wished to destroy it. For eons, the Eight Guardian Generals have done battle with the impure Gohma for control over Gaea and peace for Shinkoku.
In the latest struggle against the Gohma, Emperor Strada, the latest Emperor, led the current Eight Guardian Generals against the recent battle against the Gohma, won by the efforts of the newest General, Asura. After the Gohma's latest defeat, a coup d'etat was orchestrated by the Deus, the current leader of the Generals, which culminated in the assassination of the Emperor and the banishment and death of General Asura who was blamed as the cause. After Asura's apparent death, the Eight Guardian Generals were disbanded and transformed into the Seven Deities, while under the control of Deus, who took over the world to rule as Gods and maintain all of Gaea as their domain.
The Guardians appear human-like, yet they seem to be more like holy deities due to their divine status. Some (if not all) of the Guardians have cyborg-like interiors due to Mantra converting their most combatively used body parts into metal and wear distinct clothing which differs from the other demigod warriors.
Powers and Abilities
Being the most elite warriors of the Demigod Fleet, the Guardians possessed many supernatural powers such as Enhanced Regeneration, Immortality, Superhuman Strength, Speed, Reflexes and Endurance, Flight, Teleportation and the ability to survive in inhuman areas such as space. Each General also possessed a Mantra Affinity and powers associated with that type of Mantra Affinity.
- The Eight Guardian Generals were loyal to the Emperor until Deus murdered him.
- It is stated that the general positions are passed on from generation to generation as well as the Mantra Affinity that will be chosen for the successor after the previous general has retired. Whenever a previous guardian general of a certain mantra type is permanently incapacitated, a new appointed Guardian general would take their place and the Mantra Affinity they possessed.. If no one is fit for the postion and the specific mantra (eg. Violence, Pride etc), the seat will remain vacant until a suitable replacement is found.
- The current roster of Eight Guardian Generals are the last to be called such as a result of Deus' treachary.