Kalimnell: The Life, Times and Death of Jeffrey Orton
The Ordo Gladius is an elite group of soldiers in the service of the kingdom before the king. However, this is an established order predating the kingdom that has always served directly as the king’s own guard. In fact, the kingdom was originally established by Adrian Quinn, an old leader in the Ordo Gladius. They are charged with the protection of the king’s lineage and the moral fortitude of his heirs. Part of their duty is that they are the only individuals in the kingdom who can legally usurp the king’s authority within moral reason, although this has never been known to happen. They are sworn to oaths of secrecy and loyalty, and are among the best warriors of the land. They are marked and tested by the archmage Brennen who has been working with them for as long as anyone can remember. Their marshal academy is in the center of Westhaven, as well as the temple of their dedication. Their leader is Lynceus Tygris, a man known and feared for both his skill and perception.