Shards of Alexander
The Eidolons (also known as the Six) serve as the leadership for The Church of Six Virtues, with each Eidolon embodying an element of the light and a Virtue of Altana. The power of each Eidolon is also tied to one of the crystals of light, though the exact nature of this relationship is unknown. The Eidolons are extremely powerful divine beings, wielding godlike power and authority over the peoples of Alexander, and they appear as such.
Though the Eidolons are the Virtues of Altana made material and embodied in purest form, they have individual personalities and disagree over a wide variety of topics (just as mortals might war within themselves over a difficult decision). They rule with equal power as the council of six, but Exodus: The Arbiter is credited with uniting the Eidolons and forming the council prior to the purification of Gaia.