This order, founded by Charay Lightheart, was a group of Imbued raised with the teachings of Sheyl. They were patterned largely after the original Blessed Six, with no knowledge of their fathers and raised from birth to serve the order.
While some members of the Templar trace their birth mother to Charay herself, many are men chosen of low born families, offering their children the chance at greatness. The templar order in fact does not recruit from highborn families, as they wish templars to have no divided loyalties, having loyalty to only Sheyl and Aylanae.
While the original purpose of the Templar was to avoid the political feuding of Aylanae, in truth they merely became their own new political faction.
- A templar is forbidden to marry or have children, unless it is with another Templar.
- A templar leaves the Templar order only by death.
- A templar is bound to uphold any oaths he swears. Breaking an oath, even to a sworn enemy is a crime that is punishable by death in the order. This includes the original oath of service he swears to the templar.
The Templar are lead by the Grant Templar. The current Grand Templar is Celix Elfdream.
The Templar are not particularly interested in the welfare of any one kindgom, at least not as a whole, though individual templar can be won over. Primarily the Templar are a religious faith, seeking to spread the faith of Sheyl to the empire, and to the more extreme templar, the world.
As with any order, the Templar is always interested in increasing its number of Imbued.
Some Templar are also zealous believers in the Book of Blessed Stars, always looking for people and places spoken of in the book and trying to prevent the eventual disaster predicted therein. Others believe the book to be ramblings of a founder driven insane from experimental sorcery.
Templar naming conventions
Since a Templar has no family name, it is conventional to take one of the Holy Names. Such as those possessed by members of the Church of Sheyl.