Gargoyle wrote:ZackMcGinnis wrote:Do all Storm Knights answer to the Delphi Council? Maybe some more independent groups who might skate around some of the Delphi Council rules?
To answer this, no, not all Storm Knights have joined the DC. It's the default patron organization because it makes adventure design easier for the GM, but there are certainly Storm Knights who are independent or who have joined other factions for various reasons.
This got me thinking... what Alternatives exist? Here's a few ideas, and I hope others will post their own ideas:
The Queen's Men
Not all citizens of Britain are happy turning over the defense of their realm to the auspices of the Delphi Council, especially after it welcomed Pella Ardinay into its fold. To that end, several nobles and wealthy merchants decided to form their own organization based on the legends of King Arthur and his Round Table. They call themselves the Queen's Men and swear oaths of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth (though she is probably not aware of them at first). Their primary goal is to discover if Excalibur exists as an Eternity Shard and recover it for the crown.
The Common Ground Association (Yes, based on the oTORG faction)
Primarily Core Earth/Living Land
This group is made up of well-meaning idealists who seek to end the war through negotiations with the invaders. Emboldened by evidence that not all the High Lords subjects agree with the invasion, they seek to contact such groups and foster communication with the eventual hope of forcing the High Lords to the negotiation table. While not traitors per se, their opposition to military actions has brought them into conflict with the Delphi Council.