Order of the Chain
|Order of the Chain|
|Creed||"All men lift themselves up upon the backs of others."|
|Fortress||Citadel Gheradesca near Corentyn|
|Leaders|| Lictor Uro Adom, |
Master of Blades Mardinus
|Symbol||Hand wrapped in chains|
|Armor||Lock and chain design, manacle-like gauntlets, helms reminiscent of iron prisoners' masks|
|Reckoning||Crushing one's limbs with tightened chains|
Source: What Lies in Dust, pg(s). 61
This order is well regarded throughout Cheliax as the country's premier man-hunters. The Order of the Chain hold the belief that a strict social order where every person plays a distinct and crucial role is essential for preserving the integrity of the social fabric - much like a the chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a society is only as strong as its weakest member. Thus, anyone who would renege from their social duty and seek to escape or take advantage of the social bond must be hunted down and chastised severely. Prisoners, slaves, servants are bound to their masters by this steely credo, but the chain binds both ways: masters, slave owners, ship captains, and merchants who exploit or waste their people risk the wrath of Order of the Chain.
Lictor Uro Adom leads this order from Citadel Gheradesca, and has spent the last eight years negotiating the transfer of the Inner Sea's most notorious prisoners inside the walls of the (reputably) inescapable fortress.