The Benevolent Ones, aka the Three Elders of Aran, were identical triplets ruling over the Land of Aran. They found a way to live forever by drinking Water of the Night of Time regularly. When it ran out, they would organize a big tournament in which the winner unwittingly acquired a new bottle of Water of the Night of Time for them. They sucessfully did this for over 1000 years, until Thorgal entered and won their tournament. Instead of giving them the bottle of Water of the Night Time, he smashed it on the ground resulting in all previous effects on the Benevolent Ones being reversed. Thus they instantly grew 1000 years old and died, ending their reign.