Tyranny of Dragons
Order of the Gauntlet
Welcome to the Order of the Gauntlet
Welcome to the Order of the Gauntlet! Your dedication to defending the weak and dispensing righteous justice is without peer, and your new brothers ans sisters in the order look forward to smiting the wicked at your side., united in our divine purpose. May you live long and use your last breath fighting in the name of all that is good.
As a new Gallant, your preparation time is nearly over. We need all members ready to strike — both to dispense ongoing justice and to watch over those who cannot protect themselves. Troubling changes are afoot, and if the balance tips too far toward darkness, the good people of this land might be quickly overrun. Of course, more and greater foes mean more and greater advancement for the cause of the order, yet our accomplishment brings but small comfort to orphans and refugees. We must ensure that evildoers are brought to heel before they can offend again.
We call on all who value justice above all to stand firm against villainy. Should you act boldly and do right by your compatriots, perhaps you will one day fight by our side as we exact the price for evil from those who beleive themselves above the law. Remember this: Evil is born anew each day, but justice live forever.
The Order of the Gauntlet is a relatively new organization of Knights that is a faction joined by many paladins and clerics of Tyr, Helm, Torm, and Hoar have joined the organization, seeing it as—finally!—a way of making common cause against the evils abroad in the world. The Order of the Gauntlet is ready to lash out the moment evil acts, and not a moment before. When evil breaks laws, agreements, or commonly accepted codes of conduct, the Gauntlet strikes hard and fast, without waiting for the blessings of distant temples or the permission of rulers. Evil must be met in the field and smashed, or it will swiftly overcome all.
The Order of the Gauntlet is a dedicated, tightly knit group of like-minded individuals driven by religious zeal or a finely honed sense of justice. Friendship and camaraderie are important to members of the Order of the Gauntlet, and they share a trust and a bond normally reserved for siblings. Like highly motivated soldiers, members of the Order of the Gauntlet seek to become the best at what they do and look forward to testing their mettle. There are few, if any, “lone wolves” in this organization.
► Be armed and vigilant against evil.
► Identify evil threats such as secretive power groups and inherently evil creatures.
► Enforce justice.
► Enact retribution against evil actions — do not strike preemptively.
► Faith is the greatest weapon against evil — faith in one's god, one's friends, and one's self.
► Battling evil is an extraordinary task that requires extraordinary strength and bravery.
► Punishing an evil act is just. punishing an evil thought is not.
To be armed, vigilant, and ready to smite evil, enforce justice, and enact retribution. This means identifying evil threats such as secretive power groups and inherently evil creatures, watching over them, and being ready to attack the moment they misbehave. (These are always retributive strikes, never preemptive.)
Rank One — Chevall
Rank Two — Marcheon
Rank Three — Whitehawk
Rank Four — Vindicator
Rank Five — Righteous Hand