THE COUNCIL OF OAKSTONE - Achaea Online Help

21.5 THE COUNCIL OF OAKSTONE

The Council of Oakstone is an organisation that has the sole purpose of
protecting and preserving Nature in all its forms, including forests,
mountains, valleys, desert, gardens, hills, jungles, and plains. Membership in
Oakstone is open to all people who have proven their love and dedication to the
preservation of the realm of Nature.

Created by Lady Gaia to aid in the preservation of Nature, Oakstone exists as
an icon of the older world and is now dually patroned by the goddesses Gaia and 
Artemis. Together in natural harmony they guide Oakstone in the vision to 
preserve the realm of Nature.

Oakstone is ruled by five Hierophants who are appointed by the patrons.
The Hierophants operate on a majority opinion with no one serving
as a single leader. As protectors of Nature, the Hierophants of Oakstone
possess the power to turn Her very wrath against those who might harm 
Her. This power is so awesome and fierce that each Hierophant swears to use 
these powers only in protection of Nature and in accordance with Oakstone law.

The Charter of Oakstone is set as a guideline for protecting Nature, and as
such, it does not have the job of protecting individual members of Oakstone.
Therefore, those who are a part of Oakstone are expected to work together as a
close-knit unit and protect each other. Division and fighting amongst members
do nothing but hinder the job of protecting and nurturing Nature.

Because of Oakstone's unique design, members are expected to hold their oaths
to Nature higher than any other. Any member who gives priority to anything
else above Nature will be quickly cast out of Oakstone as Oakstone has no place
for those who are not truly dedicated to her goals.

Also see: HELP OAKSTONELAWS