I have been thinking a bit about what the other powers are in the Land. Theres probably human empires, elven empires, various kingdoms and the demigods and monsters. Blood Coven and Banks. Ritcher will face all of these. But the largest challenge may be uniting or eliminating the other chaos seeds with powerful abilities. Most chaos seeds will be unique but but not super powerful abilities. Some will be on par with Heman. And a very few will be Mythic or Legendary like Richers. I'm wondering what these could be. This is especially true since Richer does not really have an advantage in chaos magic. Being able to access strata is something you can purchase with chaos points. Being able to ascend, while rare because you have to reach 45 and because you have to come to terms with yourself, is still not unique, and reaching tier two is also not an advantage over the other chaos seeds. The only things that set Richer apart in term of chaos is the two bonuses from the two choices he made, being about to sense sources of chaos and double the points from chaotic vessels. These are cool but not huge advantages, and presumably other chaos seeds will also get choices from their adventures. So really, the difference is the abilities, and the Grand Aura. Starting with other powerful abilities: Some Ideas: Regenerative health could be on par with Heman's ability I think. What about an ability where you don't loose health at all– impervious to damage, the only way you can die is from old age? Be able to teleport would be very powerful. Being able to open portals to other planes of existence would be pretty legendary. Some crazy rare magic gift, like star magic or gravity magic would be powerful. Something that Richer could learn if someone could ever write a spell book and teach him. Good luck with that. Absorbing other people's abilities and skills when you kill then would be useful. Having a fast leveling ability so that a tenth or a hundredth of the experience would be necessary to level each time would be a quick way to become a boss. Being able to shape shift into other powerful creatures. Also being born into a position of power, like for filling a prophecy of a people and becoming their leader would be powerful. There grand aura may not be countered. The Originals pointed out that much is being drawn to the Riverlands, and they didn't specify other confluences of power, which makes me think Richer is the only one with an Aura this powerful. This means that he has an advantage in the resources he can draw upon, like allies (Heart mother, eventually drawvres, piksies, Randy) dungeon, magic cores, celestial tree, bloodstone, among other things. This could be decisive in the end. What do you guys think?