Laws of War
Originally a military order of paladins beholden to Bahamut, the Augustines departed from their vows approximately 80 years ago, forming their own independent military order. Instead of pledging their support to any partisan political or religious aim, the members of the order swore to use their might to uphold their own ideals – valor, justice, and the common good of all.
Many look upon the Augustines as holier-than-thou knights-errant, but the majority of people have seen them as knightly heroes, clad in silver armor, holding the line against evil in all its forms. There is no hierarchy of leadership to the Augustines, but each cloister is led by a Grand Marshal, who appoints informal leaders among his flock. When a warrior takes his vows to the Augustines, he is considered to be setting aside all prior allegiances to country, family, and kin. Almost all supplicants take on a new name and are considered to be beginning their life anew in the service of the order and service to all.
In most places, the word of an Augustine is considered absolute truth, and they are often asked to act as arbiters or judges in remote areas. Since the end of the Demon War, they have been mostly busy hunting out remaining pockets of demonic incursion and protecting all nations from the resurgence of otherworldly domination.