Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Knights of the Rose and Cross
The noble Order of the Knights of the Rose & Cross is much more than the gentleman’s club that many of its detractors would have people believe. It was officially founded by the Vatacine Church in 1617 as “servants of the Church and makers of justice”, although some conspiracy theorists say it is much older.
The group has always had powerful figures in its membership, for instance, the original three leaders were a daughter of the King of Montaigne, the High Advisor to the Hierophant and the son of a Vodacce Merchant Prince. With this level of backing and a series of daring acts, the group was quickly inundated with requests for membership from the second sons of noble lines and for patronage by the first sons.
While training is difficult and many leave before it is complete, the Poor Knight that emerges has started on a path to discover the true strength of the human spirit. As the 10th century scholar and philosopher Verkündigen Rosenkreuz wrote, “Heroic deeds awaken humanity’s slumbering soul”. Indeed, many Knights have been attributed to miraculous feats that
go beyond the known powers of the sorcerers. If a Knight puts his soul and mind into doing a task, it usually gets done.