The Diamond Orders

The Diamond Orders

The pentacle mages of the fallen world have ordered themselves in to 5 orders they are as follows

The Adamantine Arrow – A bunch guys who believe in Honour, and through the philophy of the ‘Adamantine Arrow’ they remain strong through adaptability and honour. They claim descent from the Ungula Draconis – the “Claws of the Dragon”, an Atlantean Warrior Cult (or so they say).

There core tenants are

  • Existance is War
  • Enlightenment is Honour
  • Adaptability is Strength
  • The Supernal is the Self
  • Service is Mastery

The Guardians of the Veil – Coming from the “Visus Draconis” (Eyes of the Dragon) in Atlantean. They believe that not everyone is worthy of Magic, and use of Vulgar Magic and Paradox only increases the Abyss’ strength. Therefore they tightly control magic availibilty to those who can use it. They also await the fabled “Heiromage” – a legendary figure who will stop the Abyss and bring the Fallen World back in contact with the Supernal.

There core tenants are

  • Paradox strengthens the Abyss as punishment answers pride
  • Sin for a just end grant wisdom to the Awakened
  • Merit must guide the Fallen World

The Mysterium – The scholers, originating from the “Alae Draconis” (the Dragon’s Wing) who believe that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. So they gather knowledge, and treat magic like a living thing. That is to say they aren’t naive, like the Guardians, they know some Lore is too great to be shown, so have some Libraries that seek to lock away such dangerous knowledge – like the one in London.

There core tenants are

  • Knowledge is power
  • Knowledge has a price
  • Knowledge must be preserved

The Silver Ladder – These believe that there will be an Awakened State, where Sleepers and Magi alike will be able to throw off the Exarch’s yoke. And naturally there should be leaders of this state – some join because of the obvious power, though most join because they believe genuinely that they would be able to make a good job of it. They originate from the “Vox Draconis”, or the Voice of the Dragon.

There core tenants are

  • The Awakened are one nation
  • Impirium is the right of man
  • The silver ladder is the path to victory
  • The Sleepers follow

The Free Council – Before regards the old orders (The ‘Diamond Orders’). Then in the turn of the 19th Century, there was the Nameless War. This was fought between revolutionary types who decided the Diamond and Iron Pyramid did not have all the answers. In the embers of the war, the Free Council was formed – and the Pentacle was complete.
The Free Council believes that modern ideas have the hint of the Supernal in them, not just the echoes of the fairy tale ‘Atlantis’. They have a long standing hatred of the Seers of the Throne, due to the “Great Refusal” in the Nameless War.

There core tenants are

  • Democracy seeks the Truth
  • Humanity is magical human works have arcane secrets
  • Destroy the followers of the Lie

If someone doesn’t join either orders, they are known as “Apostate”.

All of the orders and Apostates have specific bonuses for being in there membership and advancing up there ranks these bonuses can be found here

The Diamond Orders

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