Black Water Irregulars
Fraternal Order of Wizardry
The Oldest Arcane Order in Western Immoren
The Fraternal Order of Wizardry is the foremost arcane order active in Western Immoren. At its height it maintained chapter houses in each of the Iron Kingdoms. Weilding tremedous political influence, the Fraternal Order has frequently advised kings and nobles on matters pertaining to the arcane has cemmented a reputation for producing the finest steamjack cortexes in Western Immoren. The Fraternal Order once possessed these techniques almost exclusively, but it has recently begun to decline and the kingdoms now see to their own cortex production. The Fraternal Order continues to earn considerable wealth from the sale of high-grade cortexes, whose production is vital to commercial and military ’jack producction across both Cygnar and Ord. It had similar dominance of the Llaelese market until the Llaelese War, when it was targeted and driven from the nation.
Some witthin the order argue that the emphasis on cortex production has hurt the order in other ways, lamenting that fewer members are working to push boundries of arcane knowledge. Rebellion against the Orgoth, the Fraternal Order of Wizardry was ocnce instrutmental in advancing the research and experimentation that resulted in numerous arcane and mechanikal breakthroughs. Despite its decline, the order maintains a prestigious, wealth, and powerful instution with lodges in most major cities across Cygnar and Ord. Each of the occult libraries within these lodges is extensive, most particularly the one in the organization’s main headquarters, the Stronghold in the northwestern Cygnaran city of Ceryl. The Fraternal Order fully vested members number no more than a few hundred, but among those are some of the most talented, brilliant, and arrogant arcanists and arcane mechaniks in the Iron Kingdoms.