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They live in the eminence, the mountains high
Createth the doctrines, and abides by.
O Potentates, O Overlords, t'is not a wry.
Incarcerate, excutes - nefarious they sly.


The first.

The amnesiac phantom is already dead
Gods of birds, maker of dread !
Brother of conspicuous, impish he shed.

The second.

The titan Eldrazi, is dread as a whole
Egyptians sun deity too, not very ole.
Sounds frosty in the end, uplifter of soul.

The third.

Placidly peaceful, pleasant person.
'en Pomegranate periwenkle plum pigmentation
Precipitation, pouring. (Not a pun !)


Who are they ?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is it a trivial riddle? $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Feb 27 '17 at 10:44
  • $\begingroup$ +1 Great work! I think you can make the first quatrain scan slightly better by changing "abides" to "abideth". $\endgroup$ – GoldenGremlin Feb 27 '17 at 12:06
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The answer is

the Puzzling.SE moderators: Deusovi, Emrakul, and GentlePurpleRain (in that order).

They live in the eminence, the mountains high
Createth the doctrines, and abides by.
O Potentates, O Overlords, t'is not a wry.
Incarcerate, excutes - nefarious they sly.

They can be seen as being set 'above' regular users, although they don't actually create the site 'doctrines' or policies, but only enforce them.

The amnesiac phantom is already dead
Gods of birds, maker of dread !
Brother of conspicuous, impish he shed.

This is DEUSOVI: he doesn't sleep much, and we sometimes joke about him having a sock ("brother") called Obusovi. "Impish" ~ devious - an anagram of his username.

The titan Eldrazi, is dread as a whole
Egyptians sun deity too, not very ole.
Sounds frosty in the end, uplifter of soul.

Apparently EMRAKUL is "the largest and most fearsome of the Eldrazi". The Egyptian sun god is RA, and the final line refers to KUL or "cool".

Placidly peaceful, pleasant person.
'en Pomegranate periwenkle plum pigmentation
Precipitation, pouring. (Not a pun !)

GENTLEPURPLERAIN's profile is full of P-alliteration. Also, the first line means "gentle", the second "purple", and the third "rain" (thanks @F1Krazy).

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    $\begingroup$ I'd also like to note for the third one: "Placidly peaceful" = Gentle, "Pomegranate periwinkle plum pigmentation" = Purple, "Precipitation, pouring" = Rain $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Feb 27 '17 at 11:02
  • $\begingroup$ "Deus ovi" resembles the Latin for "God of Birds" (I don't know if the grammar is correct, but at least the roots of the words are). $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Feb 27 '17 at 19:22
  • $\begingroup$ I think it would have to be sheep or eggs rather than birds. (More precisely, I think "god of an egg" works; "god of eggs" and "god of sheep" don't quite.) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 1 '17 at 0:51

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