During the Age of Kings the Wani were the Lizard Kings that lead their faction of reptilian shifters into a separate breed with their own purpose. They sacrificed Mnesis in order to hunt and to punish those who would betray Gaia and as such founded the Nagah.
They later became spirits of water and venom, dedicated to guiding and protecting their kind. These spirits are distant relatives to the ancestor spirits of ancient Mokolé. They are responsible for teaching the Nagah their gifts and act in a similar way as totems to their progeny.