Dungeons And/Or Dragons
The Shield Eternal
During the Era of Chaos, when portions of the Elemental Chaos began to intersect with the Material Plane, many great nations underwent massive upheavals, as swathes of their lands and populations were subtly and not-so-subtly altered by unchecked elemental forces. Out of this chaos rose a multi-racial coalition calling itself The Shield Eternal – their sole goal in the world, to maintain stability in the face of, and oppose the anarchy of the Era of Chaos. Forged as a potent military and magical force in those times, the Shield became well known for, at the time, only real doctrine: achieve the desired end, by any means necessary.
While the Eidasian Empire was establishing itself with the sudden proliferation of Elementalists across it’s now-provinces, the Shield Eternal became ingrained in minds of the fledgling empire as the ideal balancing force. Rumors once flew about how exactly this arrangement was reached, but the facts stand – The Shield Eternal is the standing chamber militant of the Eidasian Empire, second only in authority to the Emperor and their officers.
Since their inception, and later integration into the Empire, the Shield Eternal’s dedication to maintaining order and stability has grown in magnitude to rival that of the most fervent religious devotions. It is widely known that numerous Paladins and Clerics of the Shield Eternal worship other deities, but their dedication to stability and order comes before all other commitments.