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The following article/section is from the Pandava Quintet continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

Boo (Shakhuni), council member who was once kicked off

The Council of Guardians are a group of mythical creatures from Hindu myths who give weapons to visitors of the Otherworld (including demigods), train them and offer them quests. They protect each generation of Pandavas. These celestial guardians were immortal and worthy of worship, but they were often considered separate from the main league of gods and goddesses. They gather on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and during full moons and new moons, and also for the season premiere and finale of Game of Thrones.[1]


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Aru Shah and the End of Time

After Aru Shah lights the Diya of Bharata and releases the Sleeper, Boo helps her find her Pandava sister, Mini, and takes the girls to the Court of the Sky. Boo explains that not every guardian of the Council is in residence at the same time, there's really no point unless the world needs saving. At the time, only Urvashi and Hanuman are present. The heavenly nymph queen doesn't believe that they are the Pandavas, the son of the wind god however believes them and shows the current situation of time freezing. Aru notices that one of the thrones has the faded letters of Subala, realizes that Boo was also on the council. Urvashi makes Aru and Mini undergo the Claiming Ceremony against Hanuman protests, the girls were discovered to the spiritual daughters of Indra and Dharma Raja, or the reincarnations of Arjuna and Yudhistira respectively. The council gives them a quest to find the celestial weapons and go to the Kingdom of Death to look in the Pool of the Past to find out how to defeat the Sleeper. If they succeed, they will receive Pandava training from the entire Council and Boo can rejoin.

While the Sleeper escaped, the girls do in fact succeed in restoring time. So every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for three hours, Aru and Mini learned war strategy from Hanuman, dancing and etiquette from Urvashi, and folklore from Boo.

Aru Shah and the Song of Death



  1. Aru Shah and the End of Time, Ch. 7
Pandava Quintet
Books: Aru Shah and the End of Time | Aru Shah and the Song of Death | Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes | Aru Shah and the City of Gold | Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality
Main Characters: Aru Shah | Mini | Brynne Rao | Nikita | Sheela | Kara | Aiden Acharya | Sleeper | Meenakshi | Takshaka | Rudy
Council of Guardians: Boo | Urvashi | Hanuman | Jambavan | Uloopi | Kubera | Surasa
Secondary Characters: Krithika P. Shah | Palace of Illusions | Durvasa | Navdeep | Hira | Opal | Ravana
Minor Characters: Pandavas | Arielle Reddy | Poppy Lopez | Burton Prater | Brahmasura | Valmiki | Shukra | Gandhari | Shakuntula | Rambha | Jaya and Vijaya | Rahuketu | Garuda | Kadru | Uttanka | Shikhandi
Devas: Indra | Dharma Raja | Vayu | Ashvins | Vishnu (Mohini, Narasimha, Rama, and Krishna) | Shiva | Chitrigupta | Ganesh | Lakshmi | Ritus | Kamadeva | Varuni | Varuna | Ratri | Ushas | Agni | Brahma | Maruts | Aranyani | Vishwakarma | Surya | Yamuna | Chandra | Rohini | Shani | Saranyu | Chhaya
Creatures: Makara | Asura | Chakora | Naga | Rakshasa | Vahanas | Ek and Do | Timingala | Time | Wish | Zombie | Apsara | Yaksha | Yali | Vanara
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