The Ontautt are also known as the Eight, or the Deities. They take many shapes and sizes, and are the founders of The Known Universe. The Ontautt usually appear in their most pure form, the incarnate, from which the Sentient Species‘ appearance was derived. However, there are many other forms that a Deity can appear in, including forms that look exactly like their Sentient Species, as well as a shared form between all Eight.
|Astran||Deities, The Eight||Ontrett||Immortal|
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|Varies||Varies||Various by individual||Generally White||Various by individual|
Main Article: the Ontiba
The Ontiba is split into eight sections, one for each Ontautt. The first section covers etiological myths; the creation of both Aster and the Universe in its first chapter, and the second chapter delves into Aster’s creation of the other seven Deities. In summation, the first five non-Aster Deities were created to solve specific problems, whether that be the erasure of mistakes, curbing the overpopulation of the universe, ensuring that lessons learned in a mortal life were passed on, cataloguing all the knowledge of the universe, and making sure the universe doesn’t burn down (both literally and metaphorically). The final two were created at once, as Aster felt he needed one more, and instead created two.
A physiological description of Ontautt will always be vague at best. The Ontautt’s biology is difficult to describe as a whole, since each Deity takes on several different forms. Not much is known on how the powers of the Deities function ex: Do Aster’s powers come from within the singularity and use his body as a vessel, or does he store power within the singularity and use it at will? Because each Deity takes on multiple shapes and sizes, what works for one Ontautt may not work for another. The pure, Incarnate form of each Ontautt is what each of the other Sentient Species were based on, and is one of many forms, including Original, Wrath, and Eternal.
Main Article: Deity Shared Form
The Shared Form of the Ontautt resembles Aster’s pure form, with small derivations for each Deity. Overall the shared form is tall and lanky, around 10 feet (3 meters) tall. Each body has a floating head that is a swirling black cloud with small lights resembling stars. On each elbow of the long arms, small growths of material sprout, differing for each Deity.
Ontautt culture is not very well defined. After Time, the Deities are said to live on Astran, though it is said that they can spend their time on their own continents, or in their mega-structures on the continent in the middle of Astran. Because there are only eight Deities, it is difficult to call their relationships between each other a culture. These relationships are very dynamic and at times unstable over the course of history, as seen in Before Time in the Ontiba.
Main Article: Astran-Space
Unlike each of the other Sentient Species, the land occupied by the Ontautt does not carry their name—with the exception of implication in the alternative name of Divine Forge—but carries the name of the dominating figure of the entire section of space: Astran. The large star-planet is not only the largest star-planet in Omneutta, but also renders much of the section of space inhospitable to mortals, even Poria.