Fifty-six of this number were of immortality status, and all, except Amadon, were translated along with the loyal members of the staff. The remainder of this noble band continued on earth to the end of their mortal days under the leadership of Van and Amadon. 
They were the descendants of Andonites who remained loyal with Van and Amadon; it is more cultural than racial term. Amadonites were esentially Andonites.  They joined Nodites to become the Vanites.  Nodites and Amadonites had a traditional enmity between them and they found exceedingly difficult to work together.