The Chained World
The 7 Guilds
The Colossi create the 7 Guilds, even though they knew the threat they posed, because they were silent echoes of creation, part of the natural order of things.
It is claimed that the 7 Guilds, in their earliest form, were the seven first mortal races.
Today, the Guilds are typically pan-racial organisations, representing different a set of interests in the Chained world that cross national and continental borders.