Planescape: Dark Mirrors
Quick Links: Main — The Planes — Sigil — Denizens — Tales — House Rules — Other Resources
Planar Bestiary (alphabetical) — Denizens by Plane — The Planeborne — Planar Races
Tome archons, the rulers of the seven layers, look like winged humans with hawk heads. Their bodies are covered with armor – a point to remember, for their primary duty is to defend. If necessary, however, they will take the initiative and attack first in an effort to prevent further warfare.
Combat: Like the throne archons, tome archons despise fighting personally, though with the tomes its also a matter of global prudence, as opposed to purely personal. Since there are only seven known tomes, their deaths would spell disaster for the archon hierarchy. Therefore, whenever needed, a tome archon can summon 1,000 lanterns, 500 hounds, 250 wardens, or 125 swords to its defense. If necessary, the tome can defend itself by firing rays of light from its hands.
Habitat/Society: The seven tome archons are each responsible for a single layer of Mount Celestia. These archons oversee the layers with near-omniscience, though they’re unaware of what transpires in the realms of the powers. It’s said that the tomes meet to discuss the affairs of the plane, but of course lesser creatures aren’t allowed in or near these meetings, so perhaps that’s conjecture.
Ecology: Tomes subsist on ambrosia, the distilled joy of all petitioners on the Mount.