Of Watchers

In my trilogy, “The Chosen One of Allivar”, I wanted to create my own version of evil characters. From this quest I created the Gregoron, or Watchers of the Marog (Forbidden Lands). Those of you who are vampire lovers may find this character of interest. The Gregoron came to me from reading and researching a very interesting topic I discovered in the bible in the Book of Genesis

When men began to multiply on earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw how beautiful the daughters of man were, and so they took for their wives as many of them as they chose. Then the Lord said: “My spirit shall not remain in man forever, since he is but flesh. His days shall comprise one hundred and twenty years.” At that time the Nephilim appeared on earth (as well as later), after the sons of God had intercourse with the daughters of man, who bore them sons. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown. (Genesis 6:1-4)

What?! Who are the Nephilim and what were they renowned for? Very little is said of this so, being inquisitive, I researched more and found the Book of Enoch which is quite a story! The Greek word Grigori means “Watchers”. These watchers brought upon the earth giant offspring which God destroyed by the flood. So I changed Nephilim to Nephilliad as Arimar’s race. The giants I call the Bergons and the Watchers I call the Gregoron. See! Reading religious history is great for plot and character development!

In the Trilogy and like the Dragons, the Gregoron are bound to the Marog after they kidnap, rape and produce hellish offspring, the Luminar and Luminags. In book one you only hear about them as a fireside tale. But in book two the hero and his followers must defend against them as they attempt to gain passage to the free and safe lands of the south. In book three all evil is unbound from the Marog.

What makes the Gregoron scary is that they guard a golden kingdom and for those that attempt to steal their gold, their life force is drained by their hellish scream and reduced to a statue of dust. So I combined some of the characteristics of the vampire and Gorgon (Medusa) of Greek mythology.

When the final battle between good and evil takes place the Watchers will be in force.

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