Creatures and beings of unfathomable power and chaos. These beings have been called by many names over the years; the Old Ones, Eldritichians, Outsiders, but most commonly and consistently the Interlopers. Originating from a different reality, it is unclear when, or why, these creatures seek out all of those with manafonts and consume them. Their passage into Esterin's reality was stopped by the Divine Pantheon, but that blockade has slowly been degrading over time.
Known destroyer of the Golden Age, the interloper scout known as Vid'gha Gore (named Beast of the Deep by the people of Esterin) slipped through the cracks of reality between Esterin and the realms beyond. Although Lena’s harsh actions stopped any further creatures of its magnitude from wreaking havoc on the planet, its children and turned Branded still roam free.
The Beast was killed 204 AT, freeing Esterin from its reign of endless nights and floods. With its death the Gate between dimensions was opened. All though there has been no Interloper activity for some time, there is always the possibility of something slipping through the cracks.