The Frozen City
Order of the Dawn
Originally formed to be the Holy Emperor’s royal guard, the Order of the Dawn has grown to become the martial arm of the Church, serving congregations throughout the Empire and protecting the faithful from all manner of darkness and danger. The core members of the knighthood are paladins, although such support personnel as clerics, fighters, and even wizards play other roles.
For the most part, the Order of the Dawn is a defensive knighthood, there to protect the temples, holdings, and interests of the Church. Only occasionally are they sent on quests, and then only with the direct blessing of the Holy Emperor or Prince. In Ptolus, one finds the Knights almost exclusively in the Holy Palace and St. Valien’s Cathedral.
Sir Kabel Dathimol (male human paladin16), leader of the order locally, is also one of the Commissar’s Twelve Commanders. He operates out of the Holy Palace, where the Knights are barracked. In Ptolus, there are about fifty Knights, with eight on duty at St. Valien’s at any given time. The order’s Imperial head in Tarsis and Lothian’s mightiest paladin is named Tagel Unergart.