The Malevoiy were a most ancient race that revelled in death and cruelty. Legend said that only the Malevoiy could speak firsthand of the dawning of the world—but the same was said about dragons at the dawning of Creation. At any rate, they were the oldest of Faery, and were as feared on their own side of the Veil as some of the other Veil Folk were in the Circle of the World. It was said that demons were the only creatures the Malevoiy truly feared.
A very long time before the battle of Nockmaar, the Malevoiy ruled the world, all twelve realms. However, they were eventually driven away by the Daikinis. They were somehow banished to their own realm forever, where they remained as shadows, yearning to regain their former glory.