Knights of the 13th Order

THE ELITE KNIGHTS OF THE 13TH ORDER ARE A FIERCE GROUP THAT HAVE PLEDGED THEIR FIDELITY TO THE STRONGHOLD OF THORONDOR, ALLEGIENCE TO THEIR COUNTY OF STORM LEGION, LOYALTY TO THEIR DUCHY OF FEATHERFELL, AND FEALTY TO THE KINGDOM OF BLACKHEART.

THE ORDER HAS A LONG HISTORY AS IT WAS STARTED BY THE GREAT GRANDFATHER OF MARCUS ANTONY IN RESPONSE TO THE BETRAYAL OF ASHLAND. THE ACCUSATION OF TREASON MADE BY ASHLAND AGAINST THORONDOR LED TO THE GREAT CIVIL WAR WITH THE KINGDOM OF ASHLAND.

THE FIGHT AGAINST KING SEV KIMURA THE 1ST LASTED MANY YEARS AND WORE HEAVILY ON THE HEARTS, RESOURCES, AND MANPOWER OF THE 13TH ORDER. THE ELITE GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN THAT FOUGHT THIS GREAT BATTLE WERE MEMBERS OF A SMALL BUT LOYAL BARONY THAT WAS VASTLY OUTNUMBERED YET CONTINUED TO FIGHT WITH HOPE, HEART, AND COURAGE.

AFTER 10 YEARS OF FIGHTING THIS FIGHT THORONDOR WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE KINGDOM OF BLACKHEART. CASTUS ANTONY HAVING LED HIS PEOPLE VALIANTLY AND SKILLFULLY THROUGH MANY YEARS OF WAR WAS GRANTED THE RIGHT TO RETAIN HIS TITLE AND HOLDINGS AS BARON OF THORONDOR. HE ALSO REMAINED THE LEADER OF THE 13TH ORDER WITH THE FULL RESOURCES OF THE KINGDOM OF BLACKHEART BEHIND HIM.

THE 13TH ORDER HAS BECOME THE MOST ELITE FORCE WITHIN THE KINGDOM OF BLACKHEART. THE MEMBERS POSSESS A KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND LOYALTY THAT MAKES THE 13TH ORDER A FORCE ON THE FRONT LINES TO BE RECKONED WITH AND FEARED BY OTHER ARMIES. AFTER MANY YEARS THE REIGNS HAVE BEEN PASSED FROM FATHER TO SON AND NOW THE 13TH ORDER IS LEAD BY MARCUS ANTONY

13th Order Ranks

Knight Commander

The highest rank in the 13th Order hierarchy and is responsible for the command of the entire order.

Lt. Knight Commander / War Advisor

The second most important role in the 13th Order, effectively the deputy. The Lt.'s responsibilities included acting as advisor to the Knight Commander and dealing with administrative duties.

First Knight

In charge of war and anything that is related to it. A known Commander on the battlefield.

Knight / Dame

Actual Knighthood granted, and duty is expected to his or her Lord. He/She wages war on behalf of his lord; he/She protects the land on behalf of his lord. His/Her title also warrants military authority, and is the primary fighting arm of the kingdom.

Squire

A younger man or women, greater than 14 years of age but fewer than 18. A future Knight. At the age of 18, they will have the opportunity to petition to become a “Knight of the 13th Order.”

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