The Soul Eaters were a group of Mages, founded by Eostra, and a few others. They went by the name of the Healers. Torak's father and Narrander join them, only to find out that they have been tricked. They tried to get out, but they couldn't. Even when Torak's Fa gave up, and cut out the mark, Narrander still kept trying to get out. To make him behave, Eostra took his son and hid him. The Soul Eaters didn't care who they hurt. Their goal was to return the clans to 'the Old Way'. Thiazzi, the Oak Mage was one of the strongest. One man against whole Clans, he started the Deep Forest War, nearly destroying all the Clans in the whole of it. Th Soul Eaters stole children from the clans, and the angry, grieving parents thought that the other clans had stolen them. Seshru was the seducer. She tried to get Torak under her power. No one knew of her because she changed names, giving herself a kind of death. Unfortunately, Thiazzi and Seshru tried to hide their pieces of the Fire Opal from Eostra, and it ended up costing them their lives. The Soul Eaters wanted to get the Fire Opal, a beatiful but dangerous gem from the Otherworld, to release the demons behind the cavern walls, because, since the Fire Opal was from the Otherworld, the demons followed its holder's orders. But that all changed one night, on the place that was to be Burned Hill. Torak's father shattered the Fire Opal into three pieces, and all seven escaped with their lives, but Tenris was badly burned, and Narrander lost an eye. All of the soul Eaters escaped with their lives, but Narik, Narrander's son, wasn't as lucky. His father found his body, and went mad with grief. He soon became known as the Walker, and no one knew who he really was, except for Finn-Keddin. Eostra soon was the last Soul Eater left, and she got Thiazzi's piece of the Fire Opal, which her owl had snatched. She made her lair in the Mountain of Ghosts, and summons all of the dead Soul Eaters. The Unquiet Dead. But their was a flaw in her plan; it contained the hair of a living man. Narrander. He still posessed enough sanity to call to the Hidden People, and the Hidden People caused a trremor within Ghost Mountain. And thus, the three pieces of the Fire Opal;one into the black ice with Nef, the Bat Mage, one into the rocks with Seshru, the Viper Mage, and finally, the last into the gorge with Eostra. Krukoslik warned Torak about Eostra; "Her cry rips the souls from your marrrow. With her spear, she catches them. Then she devours them. Eostra is truly an eater of souls."