Cetra are said to be extremely powerful magical beings with powers that far transcent that of an Esper. These creatures shun almost all forms of mundande fighting, having a preference for magical applications. It is said that the Cetra were born of the Planet, and that they could communicate with the Planet. The Cetra ultimate goal in life was to find the Promised Land; a plain of spiritual enlightenment where one could live in peace and happiness for all eternity. However, the journey was tough, and many could not handle the hardship. Those who gave up became the first Humans.