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PostSubject: Switching The D.A in too The Knights Of Neraka   Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:05 am

Okay guys i know the dms have been discussing this issue and that tne knights of neraka dont exactly fit the time zone we are playing but this is just and idea.

Since there are not many memmbers in the D.A we are about 6 and we have 6 wings it turns out we are all basiclly dragon highlords. this structure im posting should make it easier for us to play and that way when theres too followers of takhisis online they arent each in diffrant wings.



The Dark Knights are bound by honor dictated by the Blood Oath ("submit or die") and the Code, a set of laws modeled after the Oath and the Measure of the Solamnic Knights. Strict discipline, obedience and above all absolute loyalty to the order are required of all knights. Personal considerations must come secondary, and the knight must be prepared to sacrifice whatever is necessary.

Unlike the Knights of Solamnia, the Knights of Neraka accept members of any race except kender, gnomes and draconians. They are permitted to lie, steal or murder when necessary, as long as such actions do not violate a given order. However, the knights never engage in needless cruelty and those who submit to a knight are generally treated well.

Like the Knights of Solamnia, the order is divided into three suborders: the Knights of the Lily, the Knights of the Skull and the Knights of the Thorn. Unlike their rivals, all three orders have equal status within the organization.

Order of the Lily

The Knights of the Lily are warriors and soldiers. They focus on their strength to win the day, and form the bulk of the Knighthood. They also are the most numerous on the battlefield. These Knights are taught that being like ones peers is ideal; any individuality is looked down upon. All orders live by their own code, and the Order of the Lily has this for theirs: "Independence breeds chaos, submit and be strong."


Order of the Skull

The Order of the Skull specialize in divine magic, as clerics or as mystics. If the Order of the Lily is the body and the Order of the Thorn the mind of the knights, the Order of the Skull is the spirit. They are masters of intrigue and manipulation, and often assigned to influence foreign powers or to work as a secret police within the knights. These clerics also carry weaponry into battle to remain useful. The Order of the Skull consisted of clerics before the Chaos War; afterwards, mystics. Their code is "Death is patient. It flows both from without and from within. Be vigilant in all and skeptical of all."

Order of the Thorn

The Order of the Thorn specialize in arcane magic, as wizards or as sorcerers. They are known as the "gray robes" for the color of their robes. Unlike the black robes of Nuitari, they are not bound by the laws of the Conclave. Thorn knights are especially proficient in the art of divination. They are tasked with guiding the knights by understanding the current and future state of the world.

They used to gather power from all three moons of magic with the aid of Takhisis, making them fearsome foes. The Red Robe Justarius, once Archmage of the Conclave of Wizards, was slain by their magic. With the loss of the old magic, they became powerful sorcerers; however they lost their former advantage over the Conclave members. Thorn Knights are still using sorcery, as without Takhisis, they cannot use their former powers. Their code is "One who follows the heart finds it will bleed. Feel nothing but victory."


I hoping im not steping over boundries when suggesting this but its just an idea Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Switching The D.A in too The Knights Of Neraka   Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:45 pm

Not a Bad Idea will look into this
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PostSubject: Re: Switching The D.A in too The Knights Of Neraka   Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:05 am

I do have some comment here:

The Knights of Neraka arose at a strange time in the history of Krynn, where Taki had stolen the world and placed it away from the other gods. High Sorcery did not work any longer (Because the moons were not in the sky), so the Conclave was essentially powerless, Taki was secretly helping her dark knights (Called variously in this time as Dark Knights or Knights of Takhisis) and this order was dedicated to her return and rule of the world. We are not in this timeline - Time of Mortals - (and I hope we don't go there) so there are a few things that will make no sense the way guilds and powers are currently structured on this alternate TL of Krynn:
1. The Tower is a very powerful organization with a structure in place to deal harshly with Renegades (Which the Thorn Knights would be considered) - so before they could even gather in strength the Tower would move to annihilate them.
2. Prior to the Chaos War there was an agreement among the Gods to allow the expansion of power for the Knights of Takhisis (because they wanted the KoT to take the full brunt of the impact from Chaos - which decreased their numbers in the end and thir founder was killed at the final battle) - so that gave them an advantage (at the time) over the KoS. At this time there is a balance of power between the three guilds so a shift like this would not likely be very effective since it would require some fairly aggressive acts by the KoN to establish themselves before the KoS and the Tower (and possibly the KoT) wipe them out. i.e they need a HQ, they will steal members from other guilds, etc
3. There is a current order, the Knights of Takhisis - established by Ariakas during the War of the Lance - unless that has been disbanded in this Alt TL? This guild would not take kindly to sharing power with the KoN

Just my opinion - but the World of DL has a history, a feeling, legends and a structure that fans of the series enjoy RPing in. Discussions break out and there are arguments - great for RPing, but we also have established facts to fall back on because there is a timeline and a history to this place. We are not just making everything up as we go. That is why I play on DL servers.

Rant complete.... thanks Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Switching The D.A in too The Knights Of Neraka   Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:07 am

But the timeline we are in does not fit that category for takhisis armies
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PostSubject: Re: Switching The D.A in too The Knights Of Neraka   Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:14 am

Takhisis wrote:
But the timeline we are in does not fit that category for takhisis armies

the time line we are in is before the vampires and shadow dragons where created but they are still in game Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Switching The D.A in too The Knights Of Neraka   Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:45 am

With the New Core Coming the time line will be moved down the Line the exact point is yet to be talked about.
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