Laws of War
The Astral Order
The Astral Order is a conclave of arcane spellcasters based out of Abhaile originally, but now active in most major cities. Originally formed as a religious sect worshipping Ioun and Corellon and specializing in arcane prophetic rituals, the Astral Order shifted their focus over time away from the divine and more towards the mechanics and theories of arcane energy. As such, they have become the known world’s experts on matters such as rituals, imbuing objects with magic, and the creation and discovery of new spells.
Membership is exclusive, and highly discriminatory. The initiation rituals of the Astral Order are highly secretive, and loyalty between members is absolute. The Order also places an inordinately high value on their public appearance, however. Almost every member that deals with the public is chosen to convey a youthful and well-to-do appearance, while the older members tend to stay secretive, involved with their research. The occasional lack of experience of the younger generation has led many to perceive the Astral Order as a fraternal group of libertines armed with unspeakable magical power – and as of late, there have been an increasingly high number of youths who have been living up to that assertion.