The Fates are ancient gods tasked with presiding over time, and some argue that they therefore much be older than time itself. Eseom, Keeper of the Past, presides over all that was, knows all that was forgotten, and his aspect is the color yellow. Those that are elderly are considered under his care. Ciolnol, Protector of the Present, presides over all that is, knows all that is currently known and kept secret, and his aspect is the color green. Those that are of age are considered under his care. Sēriel, Harbinger of the Future, presides over all that will be, knows all that is not yet known, and her aspect is the color blue. Those that are newborn or children are considered under her care.