Council of Thieves
Info on Hellknights
Meta-game Info (your characters may not necessarily know this info)
Hellknight orders are first and foremost military
organizations, and as such, they share a system of ranking
individuals based on their skills, experience, and exemplary
enforcement of their order’s tenants.
Lictor: A general of a Hellknight order.
Vicarius: A scholarly leader of a Hellknight order (rarely used).
Master of Blades: A marshal commander of a Hellknight
order, second to a lictor.
Paravicar: A leader of a Hellknight order’s signifers.
Paralictor: A Hellknight officer.
Signifer: A Hellknight arcane or religious spellcaster.
Hellknight: A rank-and-file soldier in a Hellknight order.
The Order of the Rack: The Hellknights of the Rack contend
that knowledge can wound as deeply as any blade. With this
in mind, they seek out and cleanse dangerous knowledge.
What qualifies as unlawful information varies, from the
unholy texts of demonic cults, to revolutionary prints from
Galt, to many of the more egalitarian philosophies of the
ancient Azlanti. These writings coerce men to think frivolous
thoughts, making them more likely to sow discord than the
seeds of the next season’s crops. The order takes an example
of dangerous learning as its symbol, and often uses the rack
to prove the danger of misguided invention. On the second
Oathday of every month, Lictor Richemar Almansor hosts
public burnings of confiscated texts in the shadow of Citadel
Rivad near Westcrown.
The Order of the Scourge: With anonymity and no
consequences, every man becomes a criminal. The Order of the
Scourge combats the lawless tendencies within mortal hearts
through ever-present watchfulness and brutal reminders
that no crime goes unpunished. It employs a vast network of
informants, pays bounties for substantiated accusations, and
publicly metes out grim punishments. Under the perfectionist
Lictor Toulon Vidoc, the Hellknights frequently travel from
Citadel Demain near Egorian to patrol crime-ridden slums and
annihilate criminal organizations.