The civilization of the Demiurges

The Demiurges are powerful Inheritors that made it from their universes to Throne after Zoss had breached the firmament with his dark science,[1] arriving using a different method than he did.[2] Subordinate to the Ruling King, they repaired the city of Throne, built new bodies for the Angels, made the Law, masked the Devils and stole their secrets, and founded the four orders of Knights.[3]

They were initially content to remain in Throne.[3] However, with the Keys of Kings,[4] which were given to them by Zoss,[5] they set about conquering and ruling the worlds that they originated from in the Second Conquest.[6] They eventually went to war over the control of these universes,[6] leaving only The Seven as survivors.[7]


The power to cut infinity with the blade of Want is what makes true Royalty. The demiurges understand this in part, and are powerful for it, but cling too strongly to their notions of victory, and thus fall short of ultimate sovereignty.[8] If Allison had arrived in Throne the same whay that she did, but in the time of the Demiurges, they probably would have accepted her as one of them, though she would not have survived the war as she is now.[9]

This means that Demiurges are close to YISUN, though being very far away of them.

Composition and history

Initially, there were less than ten thousand Demiurges, but their number increased when other worlds were opened up to Throne, allowing less powerful and less upstanding demiurges to be.

The ancient Demiurges, those from Zoss' time, were called the old guard or elders of the demiurges. They formed the ruling council and the core decision making group of the Concordance (the huge debate hall where they ruled democratically Throne, with Zoss as the overseer).

Although, no one of those primal Demiurges made it to Allison's time, except Zoss. They died during the Universal War or of old age and disease before it even started.

Many of the Demiurges came from the people of outyling worlds and from the offspring of the old guard.

This expansion was so extreme that by the time the second conquest was at its zenith and the Universal War was starting, the population of demiurges in Throne was closer to two or three million.[10]


  • The concept of demiurges comes from ancient Greece where they were depicted as craftsmen who shaped physical matter to reflect the nature of the world.


  1. Abbadon (March 12, 2014). KSBD 3:43. Chapter 3. Page 43.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 Abbadon (March 25, 2014). KSBD 3:44. Chapter 3. Page 44.
  4. Abbadon (April 17, 2014). KSBD 3:45. Chapter 3. Page 45.
  5. Wielder of Names 2-20
  6. 6.0 6.1 Abbadon (April 17, 2014). KSBD 3:45. Chapter 3. Page 45.
  7. Abbadon (May 21, 2014). KSBD 3:48. Chapter 3. Page 48.
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