The Viele is an army of 10,000 soldiers, located beyond the borders of the Six Realms and comprised entirely of former slaves. They accept directions on from the Gebieters - members of the Erdefunfte family. They are known to be fiercely loyal and void of all concepts of mortality. Upon initiation, all slaves relinquish their names and take the name Einzig; if they ascend through the ranks and demonstrate initiative, some earn the title Einmalig, equivalent to the concept of a sergeant.
- 'Viele' is a German word meaning 'many'.
- 'Einzig' is a German word meaning 'one' or 'only'.
- 'Einmalig' is a German word meaning 'unique'.
- 'Gebieter' is a German word meaning 'master' or 'lord'.