Valcarnum: Drums of War
“All knowledge is invaluable. We ask that you do us this great sincerity so that your work may be preserved within the halls of the Infinite Archive. Rest assured under our care it will last an eternity.” ~Order archivist Rothelwoe Merrowlorn
The Order is the organization that governs Evermoore’s Infinite Archives and sees to the library’s protection and maintenance. It was established as the “Curatorial Order of Historic Archival Documentation and Restoration” many centuries ago by the famed recluse and master librarian Bartholomew Evermoore. Its purpose was to aid Bartholomew in his pursuit to consolidate all of Valcarnum’s literary works within his cherished archive. To this day the Order is duty bound to oversee the library and answer to the library’s head curator, aptly named Bartholomew Evermoore in honor of the archive’s founder.
The Order mans the gates to Evermoore’s Infinite Archives in perpetuity, where they decide on who is allowed to enter the library. Within the Archive itself, they can sometimes be seen meandering in the visitor’s area before disappearing behind doors restricted to their members. The Order is also periodically seen searching for artifacts outside the walls of the Archives in small numbers of two or three. They can be recognized by their crimson robes and the identical metallic masks that obscure their faces. Members seldom interact with the people of Valcarnum, going about their business with a strange certainty. Little is known regarding the inner workings of the Order but it is thought that they recruit their initiates from among the Psyborn. While they act both peacefully and respectfully towards the inhabitants of Valcarnum, there have been historical instances were their calmness has been mistaken for weakness. Needless to say all accounts of altercations with the Order have ended with their members unscathed.