The Order Of The Cross

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Welcome to the Order Of The Cross. Whether you’re just a stray soul or someone who recently joined our holy order, you would need a basic summary of our blessed yet painful legacy:

The Order Of The Cross

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In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Welcome to the Order Of The Cross.


Who we are


Whether you’re just a stray soul or someone who recently joined our holy order, you would need a basic summary of our blessed yet painful legacy:
The Order Of The Cross was created in 1098 by the Pope in foresight of the conquest of Jerusalem; members of the order came from all the great orders of holy knights, such as the Knights Templar.
The order was created with the task of retrieving those object that held great power within and were thought to be blessed or, sometimes, cursed; this was just a precursor to the Auctoritas Impertus, created during the Renaissance again by the Pope, as an expansion of the idea of the ancient Order.
The Order evolved into what became known as Auctoritas Ecclesiasticae Prima, a special Auctoritas division.
When members of the Auctoritas Impertus decided to secularise the organisation, the AEP became a different and much more righteous group and evolved to what it is today.


Organisation


Our Order plays a major role in the life of every member of the AEP: we gather information, archive information, spread information, research and protect.

There are some main rules to follow:

Rules

  • Disciplinary:

Rule number 1: You are to constantly wear your holy robes (mantle, armour etc…) when not on recreational activities1.
Rule number 2: You are not to unnecessarily come in contact with other faction’s personnel unless your work requires it.
Rule number 3: You are to take part to religious celebrations at least 3 times a week and on Sundays, for your work without God is futile.

  • On Mission:

Rule number 4: You are to restrain your blade from those who hold no quarrel with you, the order or the AEP.
Rule number 5: You are to remain hidden in the shadows, for God silently brings his will amongst us men.
Rule number 6: Thou shalt not compromise our blessed Order, for that is heresy, and heresy is unacceptable.


Divisions


Our holy Order requires the effort of thousands of men to provide the AEP with the necessary resources. We are one of the oldest factions in this organisation, and without us, and God, the AEP would have not proceeded forward.

Knights Templars: Our fighting force; they cover the role of responding to the call of their brothers in the moment of need2. Many thought they were dissolved on Friday 13th 1307, what they do not know is God blessed them.

Teutonic Order: The German order of knights covers the role of security amongst our faction: they take care of the security of sites, archives and interns amongst the order. They are the Lord’s watchdogs, the celeri reactionem3.
They will occasionally do patrols around the base they are stationed to ensure security and avoid any possible problems.

Hospitalliers: The order of St. John survived many centuries and is considered on of the oldest existing orders.
They write entries for our holy archives, conduct researcher, forge weapons for our knights, guard and handle information.
They are our eyes and ears, and God’s hardest working children.

I’d like to address this, although obvious, DO NOT interfere with the work of any member of The Order Of The Cross, never, just don’t.-5.


Ranks


Our three knights orders have very specific ranks designed for all of their members.

Knights Templars:

  • Squire: Lowest rank.
  • Trooper/Esquire: Granted to all those who succeed the squire training
  • Knights: Granted after successfully completing four missions as a trooper or showing great honour and valor. Knights are granted an horse.
  • Sergeant: Commanding officer on field.
  • Lieutenant: Commanding officer on Site.
  • Grandmaster: Commander of the Templars.

Teutonic Order:

  • Squire
  • Trooper/Esquire
  • Sir: Equivalent of knights; sirs are not granted an horse, but still hold an important role.
  • Sergeant: Commanding officer.
  • Grandmaster: Commander of the Teutonics.

Hospitalliers:

  • Squire
  • Researcher/Senior Researchers: Takes care of making scientific researches.
  • Scribe or librarian/Senior Scribe or librarian: Takes care of written archives.
  • Armourer/Senior Armourer: Create and test the new equipment for the troops.
  • Monk: Celebrates and takes care of anomalies connected with God.
  • Bishop: Controls the Order on Site.
  • Guard/Senior guard: Protects the facility.
  • Grandmaster: Commander of the Hospitalliers.

Highmaster: The absolute leader of our Order.


Equipment


We follow a thousand years old tradition of wearing the holy robes that our ancestors used during the holy crusades, with the help of the scientific research made by our brothers within the AEP.

Robes:

  • Mantle
  • Bulletproof Armour
  • Augmented Helm
  • Chainmail
  • Robes with cross
  • Identification patch on shoulder (rank, faction, order)

Weapons:

  • Sword
  • Augmented Shield
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Jacque De Moley, popularly know as the last Knight’s Templar grandmaster.

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An Hospitallier knight during the crusades. This is now a standard dress for researchers and guards.

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An Hospitallier monk and a senior guard.

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Teutonic grandmaster and officer.


Hierarchy


Our order’s Hierarchy is really simple: the grandmaster of the three orders respond to the “Highmaster”, which reports to the G5.

Internal Hierarchy is stated by ranks.

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(Chart made by user Xander Ether)


Facilities


Our order is an active part of the AEP, and as such, we are provided with an entire floor of the facility with the purpose of hosting our men.

Rooms:

  • Chapel: This is where a priest will make celebrations. At this time of the day the floor will be opened to anyone who would want to join into our prayer.
  • Bedroom: A tired knight is in no condition of working, even God rested on the seventh day.
  • Armoury: Where weapons are forged and granted to our members.
  • Cafeteria: Food is a gift from God, without it we are nothing.
  • Barracks: Where the Teutonics/Templars/Hospitalliers soldiers stay when not on duty.
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