Order of the Godclaw
|Order of the Godclaw|
|Creed||"Righteousness by obedience."|
|Fortress||Citadel Dinyar in the Aspodell Mountains, Isger|
|Leaders|| Lictor Resarc Ountor, |
Armiger Regan Vashan
|Symbol||A spinning five-pointed iron star|
|Armor||Breastplate with claw-like design, helm, and vambraces, worn over gray robes|
|Reckoning||Flagellation with a 5-tailed lash|
Source: What Lies in Dust, pg(s). 62
Although the God Claw venerates aspects of Abadar, Asmodeus, Iomedae, Irori, and Torag, it is unclear from which of these gods it draws its power; indeed, it is possible that its own convictions grant it divine strength. Clerical signifers and other religious members of the order have access to the Glory, Law, Protection, Strength, and War domains.
Where other orders of Hellknights enforce their visions of law out of a sense of duty and grim necessity, the God Claw does so out of religious fervor and a belief that the world must forcibly be set upon a righteous path. The sharp-tongued Lictor Resarc Ountor preaches his order's iron-shod doctrine from its fortress in Isger, Citadel Dinyar, at the headwaters of the River Isled.
The Order of the Godclaw began with Seldinin Choaz, a ranking member of the Order of the Pyre, who led four of his fellow Hellknights to aid the First Mendevian Crusade in 4623 AR. Their successes abroad won them the unofficial title, Order of the God Claw. The group continued its crusade against the Worldwound demons until 4665 AR, when they abandoned the Leaden Cathedral in Mendev at the start of the Third Mendevian Crusade, to return to Cheliax. Impressed by their efforts, the Order of the Pyre sponsored the small (but wealthy) group, formalizing the Order of the Godclaw as a recognised Hellknight order. Construction of Citadel Dinyar began soon afterwards.