Due to not having a proper name to use for this group, your writer has decided to create one. So, we will can this group The Elders. He has called them The Oldest Ones in the past but this isn't true, as they are not the oldest anything.
Oral tradition is ancient and still the most commonly used way of recording and passing along history.
Some groups and even some entire races exist to experience and witness
history unfold on various planets, during various times, for many
Some writings are done. Often in such a way that they are not obviously
historical accounts. Most of the time, these writings appear written
as one would write a fictional story and not in the style we
traditionally write our history. The writings are usually created for
the groups membership, to share experiences between themselves. The true
history is retold by those who live through it, when required or
When Atlantis arrived and the beings inside of it began to share their
culture and create their first city, they also created a group for this
purpose of witnessing history. The group they created are the group we
will call Elders.
The Elders were selected by the Captain of Atlantis and eventually the
acting Queens as time went on. Those selected for this group were
chosen from the Human population of the time. They were all taught a
singular method for prolonging their physical lives which they kept
secret amongst them. They were meant to live through the rest of human
history and witness all events as they happen. For the purpose of
experiencing new occurrences and sharing them with future generations of
Thirteen were made in total, but the number of members the group was
meant to maintain was eleven. Nine still exist to this day.
During the time of Atlantis they would travel everywhere they could,
talking to people, lurking in popular places. Witnessing and sharing
with others what they know and had learned. They spread the teachings
of the Atlantian culture far and wide for those who wanted to learn
They also acted as a sort of council who the Atlantian Queen would share
ideas for furthering the culture with. The Elders became
representatives of humanity, doing their best to ensure the interests of
the majorities and minorities were heard by the rulers of Atlantis.
Any decisions that needed to be made would be agreed or disagreed to, by
When Atlantis left, and the culture was in ruin, humans turned to the
Elders for guidance and leadership. Which they attended to for a long
Until the Draco arrived.
It was the Elders who made the deal with the Draco. They were acting on
behalf of humanity because humanity asked them to. They advised
against the deal with the Draco but allowed humans the choice.
We can all see what choice they made.
This is not unlike the choice you will be making now.