|Gods of Heaven|
When a lesser celestial has proven itself worthy of greater power and responsibility, it undergoes a mystical process that transforms it into an archon (ÄR-kón). Archons are the colonels of the celestial army. They are brilliant tacticians and can wield divine power far greater than that of a deva or eladrin.
Archons rarely enter the mortal realm, but when they do it is an awesome sight to behold. Archons appear as glowing white humanoid figures surrounded by a brilliant yellow globe of light. No discrimination is shown between devas and eladrins when choosing archons, but the candidate chosen must show exceptional capabilities in all respects.