N.A.O.D. (National Agency of Defense) was founded by United Government after the second Essence spread. This branch is the only authorized section of the government to legally use Essence for the protection of the people. The main purpose of N.A.O.D. is protecting the honorable citizens of fallen states from any kind of threat, which includes other factions and Essence beings. Members are generally heavily armed with chemical weapons. These weapons are the only means to damage Essence creatures known to men. N.A.O.D. has got small outposts all over Tharmor, as well as bigger camps scattered throughout the remaining populated cities. Their main base is located in Valstion, the only government controlled city.