THE WARDENS - Imperian Online Help
We are the knights of the road. We are the vagabond kings. Where falls a leaf there falls our footstep. Where is cast a shadow, there we have rested in the shade. A Warden is a wanderer, a wayfarer. He is an explorer, a sojourner. Fiercely proud and loyal to his brothers, he is a member of a fraternal order of trackers and rangers. Sunken into the northern reaches of the Ithaqua, the Black Keep houses the scholarship and warrior's skills of the Warden. There they train in the frozen pines, practicing with glaive and bow, with wood and tinder, to hone the art of the woodsman. Magick is forbidden to them, they rely on themselves and on the land, and on each other. The Ithaqua forest has raised them, and they have seen the fires of the land scourge their home, set free from magick's mercurial and unpredictable nature. The Wardens were founded in modern history by Harker, learning the once forgotten skills from the Wendigo, spirit of the Ithaqua. The Wendigo called for aid to the wood, when rifts in the world were freeing demons into the wilds. The Wardens, once a strong force against such beasts, were needed and had been lost. Harker heard the call and answered, and bore an ancient weapon to seal the hellish rifts. Having done so, he was charged with the formation of the Wardens. That is what we ward. The world itself. The Wardens were founded on the 25th day of Halitus, in the year 434 AD.