|Creation||9 Witchrite 2144 DE|
|Native||Bal-Kriav, Opulent Eye, others|
The beholder race came about in the Dawn Era as minions of the primordial lord Beldileck. With limited Powers of Creation, he created them as a security force that would be mobile, highly alert, and unhindered by the rugged conditions of what was then just called Orb 398.
In 8200 DE, many of the beholder factions of Orb 398 rebelled against their creator. Five years of fighting between those loyal to Beldileck and the rebels ended with Beldileck's great mass being magically petrified by scores of beholders working in unison. A highly intelligent race, it did not take them long to figure out how to use various primordial technologies left around after the Creation War (1486 DE - 8777 DE). They spread their numbers to other worlds using ancient teleportation devices and making rifts with null mines.