The First Vassals are a group of 202 people who heeded Malphas' call to make a journey to the until-then undiscovered Enderal. During the journey, 24 members abandoned the journey, and many had their faith in Malphas shaken due to the difficulties. Eventually, Selna was chosen as the leader of the group due to her unshaken faith even in the most dire of situations.
The First Vassals were given their Paths by Malphas himself, based how faithful each one had been to Malphas' orders during the journey. The Vassals who arrived in their destination became the ancestors of all the people of Enderal. The Vassals' journey is described in The Path.