- Not angels. Guardinals are outside of the choir system.
- Originated on Asiyah (renamed Beastlands), not Elysium.
- Led by Talisid and his Companions. They represent a far more primal list of "virtues" than those espoused in Celestia. Based on Native American mythology.
- Contemporary guardinals have changed in appearance from how they appeared anciently.
- Guardinals that migrated to Elysium appear far more "human" now.
- Some Asiyah petitioners "migrate" not from one layer to another, but instead from petitioner form into guardinal form.