Upstarts in Felac'Delb
Hilal, The Keeper
The Keeper is a being formed from spirit energy into one of The Progenitors who helped to construct and design the Channel. She was created and bound to the Channel by Tanas and Neyathir to guard the Channel and to instruct any who sought to use the Channel in its proper use.
When the first Blood Eagles used the channel, the good-aligned Gods (and Tanas and Neyathir, but to a lesser degree) were outraged and discussed removing magic for a second time. They negotiated away from that, since the real issue was the blundering use of the Channel. They resolved that the if anyone was going to use the conduit, it would be better if they knew what they were doing. However, the gods would not allow just anyone to use this device, so they would place a guardian to separate the worthy from the unworthy. This turned out to be a moot point, since the Combine assaulted the Channel and sealed it up. Now that its been reopened, the Keeper has a purpose once again.