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Ascended Thoughts is the newest clan on Xi-Xia, founded by The Competent Adventurers. The clan is composed of seven Orders, each with a different overarching purpose. The different orders balance each other and provide a stronger whole. The overall purpose of the clan is indicated to be enlightenment, or self betterment; however, the clan is most well-known for containing the only magically inclined members of society on Xi-Xia.
They are based in the city of Foundation
Ambassadors and Advisers
- Kevin, former merchant, current representative of the Emperor, translator.
- Falling Leaf, Adviser and Chief Translator of the clan, formerly of O’Neill, very knowledgeable.
- Silver Over Bronze, Representative of O’Neill.
- Steel Wall, Representative of Blade From Sheath.
- Spirit of Stone, Representative of Blood of Forge
- Willow Tree and Entropy of Souls, jointly representing Shadow.
- The Rock Against Which The Wave Breaks, current Commander of the clan’s martial forces
- Spinning Blade, an artistic young samurai. Very skilled with both brush and blade.
- Evelyne Bellevue, a young debutante kidnapped by Sheraptus and rescued by The Competent Adventurers
The Seven Orders
Order of Flames – The Red Wing
Believe in the use of force to attain their goals. The backbone of the clan’s martial forces.
Typical members: Fighters, evokers, battle magi, magus
Currently headed by Simon Milner.
Order of Stars – The Blue Wing
Believe in mind over matter and creative solutions. The masterminds of the clan.
Typical members: Enchanters, illusionists, theologians, planners
Currently headed by Fitz.
Order of the Unicorn – The Yellow Wing
Believe in putting others’ needs before their own; dedicated to restoration and preservation. The moral compass of the clan.
Typical members: Clerics, healers, herbalists, abjurers
Currently headed by Ingrid Forestwalker.
Order of the Willow – The Green Wing
Believe in balance and the natural order of change; dedicated to the care and training of animals for the benefit of the clan. The advocates of change.
Typical members: Druids, rangers, transmuters, accountants
Currently headed by Avery.
Order of Scroll and Key – The Purple Wing
Believe knowledge is invaluable, even that out of the public eye; dedicated to the collection of all knowledge. The voice of experience and secrecy.
Typical members: Diviners, historians, bards, researchers, ninjas
Currently headed by Razza Praugh.
Order of the Hand – The White Wing
Believe in the strength of numbers and concerned with the productivity of every member of the clan; charged with the supply of raw materials and crafted tools. The craftsmen of the clan.
Typical members: farmers, craftsmen, builders, mercenaries
Currently headed by.
Order of the Dragon – The Black Wing
Concerned with external issues regarding the clan’s laws and safety, particularly regarding the unsanctioned use of magical energies, as well as external recruitment of magical initiates. Merged with the Xi-Xian Melantiri Inquisition.
Typical members: inquisitors, magic regulators, enforcers, diviners, abjurers