They consider themselves the servants of the Azath, the shapers of their will.
Spite is one of the Nameless Ones.
The Nameless Ones were responsible for releasing Dejim Nebrahl and also employed the Gral tribesman Taralack Veed to replace Mappo Runt as Icarium's companion. It is revealed that the Nameless Ones and Shadowthrone are mutually concerned about the other's activities, or more precisely, lack of knowledge about the motivation behind those activities. A priest of the Nameless Ones assassinated Mebra before Apsalar reached him.
It was revealed that, contrary to Mappo's belief that Icarium had murdered his clan, it had been the Nameless Ones who had done the deed in order to manipulate Mappo into becoming Icarium's protector.