The titans, also known as the makers, the travelers (to the trolls), or the Great Ones (to the Oracles), are a race of extremely powerful, majestic creatures, akin to gods. These metallic giants traveled across the cosmos bringing order to worlds. Many believe them to simply be a progenitor race.Unlike most creatures, titans are made of primordial matter from the evolution of a world-soul into magical sentience.
The titans are colossal godlike beings made up of the primordial matter from which the very universe was born. Imbued with the raw power of creation itself, they roam the cosmos like walking worlds. Titans are born from world-souls, spirits who are formed within the fiery cores of a small number of worlds and who slumber for ages, suffusing the planets they inhabit with Spirit energy before finally awakening. Described as living worlds, their bodies are covered in mountain peaks and rivers, their forms wrapped in cloaks of stardust and their eyes shining like brilliant stars. Bastions of purity and good, the titans are unable to conceive of evil or wickedness in any form.
Titans are heavily tied to the cosmic force known as arcane. In fact, arcane is their very lifeblood. The original Well of Eternity, an enormous lake of volatile arcane energies, was literally the very lifeblood of Azeroth's world-soul. They are also uniquely susceptible to fel magic.
|Aman'Thul||Highfather of the Pantheon||Leader of the Pantheon. He empowered the keepers Ra and Odyn, and he blessed the Bronze dragon Nozdormu with the power of Time, to watch over it and protect it.||Deceased|
|Eonar||The Life-Binder||Protector of life, nature, and health. She imbued Freya with a portion of her powers, so that Freya could create the Emerald Dream. Blessed the Red dragon Alexstrasza with the power to safeguard all living creatures and Life and the Green dragon Ysera to safeguard nature and the Emerald Dream.||Deceased|
|Norgannon||Keeper of Celestial Magics and Lore||The master of all magic, knowledge, secrets, and mysteries. He gave power to the keepers Loken and Mimiron, and bestowed great power upon the Blue dragon Malygos to be the guardian of magic and arcanum.||Deceased|
|Golganneth||Lord of the Skies and Roaring Oceans||Father of the Sea Giants. He imbued the keepers Hodir and Thorim with power.||Deceased|
|Khaz'goroth||Shaper and Forger of Worlds||The ultimate craftsman. Imbued keeper Archaedas with his powers. Empowered the Black dragon Neltharion, who later became Deathwing, with dominance over the earth and the deep places of the world.||Deceased|
|Aggramar||Lieutenant of the Great Sargeras||Successor to Sargeras as the Champion of the Pantheon. Charged with combating the Burning Legion and purging it's demonic taint from the universe. He imbued Tyr with strength and courage. On Draenor, Aggramar created the elemental giant Grondand empowered his descendants, the Colossals, to balance out the power of the Spirit element. Killed, and then eventually resurrected in an avatar, by Sargeras as his enforcer.||Resurrected|
|Sargeras||The Defender (formerly),
|The former Champion of the Pantheon, creator and lord of the Burning Legion. Master of all that is evil and demonic.||Active|
|Azeroth||Could potentially become the most powerful titan in existence according to the Pantheon.||Dormant|
|Unnamed world-soul||Corrupted by Old Gods, the world-soul was destroyed by Sargeras.||Deceased|
|Argus||The Unmaker||The tormented world-soul of Argus, present at Antorus, the Burning Throne.||Active|
A generally aloof creator race, the titans are now a subject of significant interest on Azeroth, at least for the dwarves — especially the Explorers' Guild. Their part in Azeroth’s history lies far, far back in time, although Sargeras has, of course, taken a more active role in recent conflicts through the Burning Legion. There are two known races of titans (aesir and vanir). The Pantheon are the leaders of the titans and some of the universe’s most powerful entities. Their figure is humanoid but gigantic, with gleaming metallic skin and a perfection of form that makes the heart ache.
Very little is known about the titans save for scraps the dwarves have unearthed and some vague night elf folklore. Few human scholars actually believed the mighty demigods even existed. Legend holds that the great ones shaped the land when the world was young, then left the world to its own devices. The ruins and buried cities that remain on Azeroth — Uldum beneath the Tanaris Desert, Ulduar beneath the Storm Peaks of Northrend, and Uldaman beneath the dwarven home of Khaz Modan — are known to a few to actually be "titanic" ruins. Most mortals believed that they were only ancient ruins. There are two presumed types of titan, the stronger, smarter, more agile aesir, and the tougher but less powerful vanir. One scholar has postulated that there are other subspecies of titans. No titans have ever been spotted, and it is believed that they live among the stars where they continue to this day shaping new worlds. In this passage, the majority of "scholars" and the "most mortals" refers primarily, if not entirely, to humans.
The Ordering of Azeroth, fan art by hipnosworld
Each titan cultivates specific interests that relate to particular elements or energy types — essentially, to some small aspect of creation over which the titan holds a measure of dominance. Some titans refer to the piece of creation upon which they focus as their "sphere of power".
Titans generally believe they are invincible. They wade into the thickest of battles using their most powerful abilities, or even just swinging with massive, alloyed fists. Titans with well-defined spheres of power have wildly varying combat tactics, focusing primarily upon the strengths of their spheres. Despite this there is evidence that in the war with the old gods a titan was killed.