Known as the Keeper of Worlds, Hathorne is an ancient being that protects the gateways between all of the worlds in the Verse. It is by his authority that Verse Striders are even capable of traversing the Verse. With such an important role and with such tremendous control over the Verse, the Akashii keep a close eye on him and keep him in the Garden of Mana in the Nexus where he spends his days overlooking the paths between worlds. Despite such an important role, Hathorne is known to be extremely lazy and spends much of his time sleeping under a giant tree known as the Hathorne Tree which is said to have purple, hallucinogenic leaves.