Regalia of the Iron Lion
The Iron Lion is a fairly new order, one formed out of a desire to control the unknowable. With the rediscovery of the old world, many Kaelar wondered what lay beyond, considering the incredible power the divine gateways represented. To this end, the Iron Lion focuses not only on martial combat, but also on the art of dampening magic.
Without such knowledge, establishing a foothold may be all but impossible – rampant magic is an unpredictable, and many times lethal, complication in any sortie. Due to this, the Iron Lion puts forth significant effort in studying and learning about the magics they come across, hoping to minimize the dangers they pose.
Cuirass of the Pride
The most common rank within the Iron Lion is the Footman. These warriors are eager and skilled, and wear their insignia proudly. They expand the Kaelar’s influence through skill and perseverance alone. If not performing guard duties or campaigning, they will be training, and despite the grueling nature of their occupation, firmly believe their cause is one of necessity.
Aegis of Fangs
At times, an aspiring Footman will show great skill in combat, or will have developed a special affinity for negating magic. These warriors are elevated to the rank of Knight, and are often tasked with leading detachments of Footmen in the field. The Knights are responsible for charting out the Kaelar’s strategy for expanding their territory in the old world, as well as aiding in the training of new recruits.
Rising up the ranks within the order is purely an act of determination and talent. No bureaucracy bars progress here, and as such, only the Kaelar’s elite Knights rise to become Lions. Each a veteran of countless conflicts, they serve as the unshakeable bedrock of the order’s forces. Their experience in leading and fighting are invaluable, and they all stand as an example of the latent potential that each Kaelar holds.
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