The Knights of Khalathor
The Knights of Khalathor is a widespread order of like-minded women and men across Khalathor. The Knights (as they are usually called) have no official political affiliation. Instead, they are an independent network whose goals are to pursue the best interests of Khalathor, and its peoples, as a whole. Exactly what the best interests of Khalathor are can be a matter of contention. It is generally agreed that monstrous threats, crime, and villains are not in Khalathor’s best interests, and The Knights work against such threats. Things get more complicated when dealing with political matters. For instance, in the recent Lady’s War, The Knights had to walk a delicate line to not be seen as officially siding with either Scintar or Yardolan. The Knights largely restricted themselves to guarding caravans of supplies and medical aid distributed by The Crying Hands and to ensuring civilian populations did not come to undue harm.
The Knights do have an official order which members may join. Members wear distinctive blue cloaks with the order’s symbol, a large shield with a watching eye in the middle. These Knights travel the lands, attempting to right wrongs through investigation and military power. While The Knights do not overstep their limits (such as deposing a corrupt noble by force without proof of misdeed), their power can be felt throughout most lands. Many people are unofficial members of the order, lending assistance or financial support. Indeed, it is speculated that there are five or ten times as many unofficial supporters of The Knights as there are cloaked members.