One of the largest religions in the Realm of Vasten is the Order of Man. It is, perhaps, better defined as a philosophy than a religion, as the followers of the Order don’t worship a god or deity, but rather, the spirit of mankind. Improving upon one’s self is the ultimate goal of the Order, and rather than meet in a traditional church or netherism fire, these scholars convene in libraries all over the world, exchanging knowledge and conducting experiments.
Stemming from the high humans, who were created in Helheim, the Order was started by a man named Kit Cherif. He was a well known and respected physician in Port Breigh and was attending to the Port Breigh army when they attacked Helheim. Although he was, at heart a pacifist, Doctor Cherif went to war with the army to try to save as many lives as he could during the battle. He was on hand when Rubedo, the last High Human in Helheim single handedly slayed hundreds of the Port Breigh army. In awe of what a “human” could do with enhancements, the doctor quit his practice and began, what would turn into a life long search for ways to improve upon man.
After years of traveling, looking for knowledge unknown to human-kind, word was spreading about the Doctor, and what skills or abilities he may have acquired in his search. He developed a following of like-minded people, who would eventually start the Order of Man.
- 1 Divine Origins
- 2 Political Influence & Intrigue
- 3 ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
- 4 CULTURE
- 5 PUBLIC AGENDA
- 6 ASSETS
- 7 HISTORY
- 8 DISBANDMENT
- 9 PREDECESSOR ORGANIZATIONS
- 10 SUCCESSOR ORGANIZATIONS
- 11 LEGISLATIVE BODY
- 12 JUDICIAL BODY
- 13 DEMOGRAPHY & POPULATION
- 14 FOREIGN RELATIONS
- 15 TERRITORY
- 16 MILITARY
- 17 RELIGION
- 18 AGRICULTURE & INDUSTRY
- 19 TRADE & TRANSPORT
- 20 IMPORTS
- 21 EXPORTS
- 22 EDUCATION
- 23 INFRASTRUCTURE
- 24 TECHNOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC LEVEL
- 25 MYTHOLOGY
- 26 ORIGINS
- 27 COSMOLOGY
- 28 TENETS OF FAITH
- 29 PRIESTHOOD
- 30 ETHICS
- 31 GRANTED DIVINE POWERS
- 32 POLITICAL INTRIGUE & INFLUENCE
- 33 WORSHIP
- 34 SECTS
- 35 FORMATION TYPE
The Religion stated when Dr. Kit Cherif saw Rubedo Defeat the army of Port Breigh, this happened during the invasion of Helheim, and caused him to see the modifications of what happened to the High humans, this caused a belief in Higher learning to start, and he continued to study till his death.
Political Influence & Intrigue
The Order of Man has a large influence in every Political area, this is not as strong as the Church of the End, but because of their focus on Higher learning, All organizations want to be in the Good Standing with the Order, and will listen to them to keep receiving information. Only the Val'drung, the Druids, and the Dru do not care about what they think of each segment.
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To find and help continue the betterment of man, through studying the past and looking into how to build a better future for all.
Due to this being the second largest Organized religion in the world, and that is it highly research-based; it is given a lot of Grant money from different Houses and Kingdoms with lots of wealth, such as Large donations from House Donao, The Banking Clan, & Explorers' Guild to name a few. The Order of Man has two areas that it has the most land, Helheim, the founding place of where Kit Cherif saw Rubedo take out the Army of Port Breigh durring the Invasion of Helheim, this awed Kit Cherif so much that he started the order, then the second place that they own land is at Gravenwall as it is the City that the High Humans Founded after leaving Helheim because of the Witches having issues with the Witchifacation process.
Stemming from the high humans, who were created in Helheim, the Order was started by a man named Kit Cherif. He was a well known and respected physician in Port Breigh and was attending to the Port Breigh army when they attacked Helheim. Although he was, at heart a pacifist, Doctor Cherif went to war with the army to try to save as many lives as he could during the battle. He was on hand when Rubedo, the last High Human in Helheim single-handedly slew hundreds of the Port Breigh army. In awe of what a “human” could do with enhancements, the doctor quit his practice and began, what would turn into a life long search for ways to improve upon man. After years of traveling, looking for knowledge unknown to human-kind, the word was spreading about the Doctor, and what skills or abilities he may have acquired in his search. He developed a following of like-minded people, who would eventually start the Order of Man.
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DEMOGRAPHY & POPULATION
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TRADE & TRANSPORT
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The Order puts a focus on Higher learning, They own a couple of the Main higher learning establishments in the realm, they offer people one different option to pay for higher learning establishments such as the Deathsani, this is the only place that most people are allowed in Caldessi, this is the hardest school to send people as they are not allowed to talk when they leave the University campus while in The Dal'sung Mountains. The Order offers camping programs that work with the Explorers' Guild and has them work mainly with the The Historical Keepers at the Athenaeum of Knowledge in Port Breigh, they also can study with the Dru at the Zygon Dynasty, this is highly rare due to the Dru recquiring all binds to the world being droped and you have to test positive for the Glipper trate. The Order has tried to get people to be with the The Arbor Druids and the ice Druids but they have refused at each time the Order Has tried.
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TECHNOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC LEVEL
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GRANTED DIVINE POWERS
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POLITICAL INTRIGUE & INFLUENCE
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