The all-encompassing force existing in the Expanse (The Place of the Writers) who drew the Sirdar and compelled him to record the Histories of Time. It is the source of all the knowledge granted to the Writers of Ages; a knowledge transmitted to them by feeling. Although the Esse exists outside of time, its influence is felt within time as well, especially in those with precognitive abilities and to a lesser extent to all who experience “a gut feeling”.