The Order of Linden

The Order of Linden

High in the Carpathian mountains there is an order of men who call themselves The Fathers. They are a reclusive order, who are known to be healers by the one village that borders their forests about half a days ride away. Their lands were surrounded by thick forests, with only one road in to their large stone gates. Who knows how long they’ve been there, but centuries of age are on those walls.

The order practices the art of herbalism and alchemy to the highest degree. With the proper plant they have been known to brew a poison that will kill instantly, or a medicine that can nearly wipe clean a pox. They are practitioners of philosophy and magic, to the highest degree. They maintain and write libraries of mythologies, histories, and symbols used in so many variations of “magic”.

They preach and practice among their order the act of maintaining the “balance”. All the world is about balance between good and evil. Their balance insists that both good and evil must be allowed to exist in order to preserve the precious balance among spirit and man. They know that there is plenty that exists beyond man’s comprehension, and they seek to understand these things as well as their place in them.

They are governed by an inner sanctum called “High council” which are never seen, or heard, except by the oldest of The Fathers.

They are for all intensive purposes, functioning as a monastic order, who believe in a purity of mind and spirit among them.

The Order of Linden

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