Celestial Exalted is a catch-all term for the Solar, Lunar and Sidereal Exalted — so called because of their patron gods' celestial nature (the Unconquered Sun, Luna and the Five Maidens, respectively). Though it's a bit of a misnomer to group them as such, the Abyssals and Infernals are also often referred to as Celestial Exalted as well, due to the Celestial origin of their stolen Exaltations.
The Celestial Exalted are inordinately powerful creatures, so powerful that their Sparks of Exaltation cannot be passed to their descendants (who become Half-Caste). Instead, after their death, their Sparks seek out another worthy inheritor.
The Celestial Exalted are:
- The Solar Exalted: chosen of the Unconquered Sun, the supreme leaders of men.
- The Lunar Exalted: chosen of Luna, and the generals of the Exalted.
- The Sidereal Exalted: chosen of the Five Maidens and the administrators of creation.
To followers of the Immaculate Philosophy, the Solars and Lunars are Anathema, demons that possess mortals for evil purposes and who must be destroyed by the Wyld Hunt. (Immaculates, like most of the Realm, have largely forgotten that the Sidereals exist, thanks to the Arcane Fate.)
There is argument for and against the inclusion of the Abyssal Exalted among the ranks of the Celestials. Abyssals are created from the sparks of exaltation of Solar Exalted, corrupted in Monstrances of Celestial Portion by the Deathlords. They are of the same order and power as the Solar Exalted, but have different allegiances and do not suffer from the Great Curse.