Ach'magut The Overseer is one of the Great Elders in the Elder Empire series. Ach'magut is described as a "writhing, pulsing, squirming mass of limbs, eyes, tendrils, ears, and appendages without name and without number."
As a Great Elder Ach'magut does not have a personality that can be compared to humankind, however like all the Great Elders, Ach'magut does posses a set of goals:
- To be free of the prison world Asylum
- To seek knowledge above everything, at any cost
Because of this Ach'magut does not necessarily want the malicious destruction of humankind. The Emperor actually learned Reading in Ach'magut's Library and organizations such as The Sleepless view him, along with Kelarac, as one of the best hopes for human and non-human interaction. However, above everything else Ach'magut simply wants to learn and then to move on. Whether humans survive or not is completely irrelevant.
The Emperor also describes him in the following: "In a way, the human world is his creation more than my own. He spared my life, gave me the education I needed to advance Reading and build an empire. He's not a destroyer, he's a parasite. He leaches onto a world until he's learned everything he can, and then he moves on. But he's not above taking something apart to see how it works."
He as also been known to allow deviations from his plans as long as it means that he can learn more from the deviation.
Powers & Abilities
Ach'magut possesses all the powers and abilities that are common of the Great Elders. This includes an absolute mastery of Intent and a presence that could easily corrupt the minds of humans that go near him, as well as commanding an army of Elder Spawn to further his goals. However, Ach'mugut's powers are reduced substantially while he is trapped on Asylum. Despite this handicap he is still far beyond the abilities of most humans.
Ach'magut is a Great Elder with authority over knowledge, as such his intelligence is beyond the humans on Asylum. Even The Emperor himself cannot match Ach'magut in a battle of wits. He has also demonstrated the ability to predict events far in the future as well as concoct plans that span millennia.
It is virtually impossible to permanently kill a Great Elder such as Ach'magut. His body has been destroyed a few times, but given enough time he will always reform.
When Ach'magut speaks, the full meaning and nuance of his words is directly sent to the receivers mind. Most of his sentences only span a few words, but each word essentially has the meaning of an entire speech.
"CHANGE COMES FROM DEVIATION. UNDERSTANDING COMES FROM CHANGE. DEVIANCE CANNOT BE PREDICTED"
"I AM NOT THARLOS. WHAT I WANT IS NOT CHANGE FOR ITS OWN SAKE. I WANT THE FUTURE."
"HAIL THE EMPEROR OF THE WORLD."