The Cosmic Beasts live in the space between planes. Nin is one of them, but the rest have exiled him for meddling in mortal affairs too much.
The Cosmic Beasts are extremely powerful entities who are not life as we know it but are forced to take on the appearence of organisms in order to enter planes. A list of them follows:
Nin- Takes on the form of a feathered dragon. Contacts mortals very often.
Ot-Al- Appears as a floating frog engulfed in cloud. Enigmatic and intelligent, he is a benevolent master.
Urixis- Appears as a mass of tentacles with several eyes in random places. Generally hostile.
Gyn- Looks like a headless, winged, snake. Does not speak but wields immense power.
Fasrek- Appears as a fiery mass of rocks with a horned helmet. Horrible to behold and treats mortals even worse.
Viim- Takes on the form of a skeletal fish. Wisest of the Beasts, he sides with whoever has a better chance of attaining enlightenment.