Of Rust & Ruin
Order of the Ebony Rose
Lord Darius Volmont – Champion of House Thorne
The Order of the Ebony Rose is one of the oldest knightly orders in the realm. Yet for all its renown and support from its House, it remains the smallest in the kingdom. This is due in part to its extremely demanding leadership, as well as their recruitment policy. Only members of House Thorne or those lesser houses that share their bloodline may aspire to become a Knight of the Ebony Rose. Those who enter the Order and are found wanting are quickly dismissed, or worse – while those who show the requisite skill set move on to more challenges. The fighting art of the Ebony Rose is one not of brute force, but of precision and skill. The primary tenant of their fighting style is to win with as few moves as possible – like pieces on a strategic game board, the swifter the victory the more glory there is to be had. Because of this every Knight of the order possesses exquisite abilities in their chosen martial path, but the extreme expectations of their superiors and peers keeps their numbers incredibly low. Despite that there is no doubt that a single Knight of the Ebony Rose is more than a match for a handful of the knights of more plentiful orders.