Loyal Order of the Amethyst Rose

Due to a long history of noble dueling practices, acceptance of gun mages in the military happened much earlier in Llael than in Cygnar. Gun mages were found as far back as 274 AR as members of the High Royal Guard acting as bodyguards to the king. Centuries later, the Loyal Order of the Amethyst Rose, which was the first militant order made up exclusively of gun mages, was founded in 545 AR, predating the Arcane Tempest by 35 years. Started as a loose society of patriotic noble duelists, the Order of the Amethyst Rose served the Llaelesse crown as the king’s personal agents both at home and abroad.

Unlike the regimented teachings of the Arcane Tempest, the Amethyst Rose allowed its members the freedom to develop their own unique arcane talents as gun mages. The result of this practice created an order of sorcerers with a wide variety of special skills. Members of the Amethyst Rose tend to shy away from the demonstrations of power that the Arcane Tempest practices. Instead, Llaelesse gun mages direct their power inwards to improve their gunplay at its core, making members of the Rose exemplary duelists. With the betrayal of Llael by Prime Minister Glabryn and the invasion of Khador, the Amethyst Rose still survives in secret. Clad in the black of mourning for their last king, veteran members of the Order regularly participate, albeit with great apprehension, with the Protectorate’s Northern Crusade in removing Khador from Llaelesse soil. Other members secretly travel abroad searching tirelessly for a viable heir to the thrown of Llael. Others still have turned to mercenary work in order to survive.

Loyal Order of the Amethyst Rose

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