Many, many generations ago, a magic river ran where the city of Astana stands today. Five ancient powers flowed through it: the power of Fire and Light; the power of Water; of Wind; of Earth; and the power of Time and Future. And just as there were these five energies, there were five groups of guardians that protected and supported the people living on the banks of the river. They lived in harmony with the five energies, and while they were normal people, by becoming guardians they were also granted magic powers. These powers were forbidden to be used against other people, other guardians or nature itself.