|“||Loyalty, purity, strength.||”|
— The three pillars of the Prime Order
The Prime Order is a militaristic political group that rules over the realms in a totalitarian dictatorship over the inhabitants. Their regime has been in place for over twenty years and went unchallenged. They are organized by The Three. Their base of operations is The Capital.
The Great Purge
At one point in time, the realms were overseen by a royal family. They were adored by their people and seen as above others. The Prime Order was forged during this time and laid in wait until the royal family was at its weakest. They conspired with Cornelius Calkussar to enter the castle. Unbeknownst to them, Calkussar was under orders of the King to let them in so he could gain custody of Princess Rosmund and to preserve the loyal lineage. The Prime Order captured and beheaded the royal family, including Prince Alton, King Ranulf, Queen, and Gwynn Calkussar, who took the place of Princess Rosmund.
The Barons and Baronesses were all either slaughtered or forced to give up their titles and surrender their allegiance to the Prime Order. The barons and baronesses that did forfeit their titles became regional governors. The Lords were given the same options, though those with noble blood were killed without question.
A notorious Lord's death was Lord Ebdin of Dun-Ebdin. After the Prime Order overthrew the royals Lord Ebdin refused to swear fealty. As a result, the Red Guard smashed down the gates, burnt his castle, and killed everyone including Lord Ebdin himself. Lord Ebdin’s body was strung up on the bell tower with a sign hung to his body that reads “traitor”. His body and the sign is still there to this day.
After the purge, the Prime Order created several outposts throughout the realm.
The Prime Order has committed notable genocides at the start of their reign. The first group they slaughtered was the Yindrian. Since most prophecies were written in Yindrian, the Prime Order killed everyone who spoke the language so they can interpret the prophecies however best fits their needs. The second group of people was the Blackbloods, as Blackbloods could summon and control demons. Not wanting to get their hands dirty, the Prime Order entrusted the genocide to Everit Dred who, in turn, gave the order to a group of mercenaries called The Bones.
Notable Leaders and Members
- The Three (Leaders)
- Everit Dred † (Ambassador)
- Toru Magmoor † (Covenant Agent)
- Tiberion Shek (Contracted Mercenary)
- The Tormentor
- Cornelius Calkussar † (General: Outpost Leader)
- Cedric Wythers † (Gate Marshal)
- Garret Spears/Blade of The Three (Captain turned Mercenary)
- The Coalition
- Main article: The Capital
The Capital used to be the home of the royal family but has since become a symbol of the Prime Order's control. The Covenant soldiers control everything from the roads to the markets. Gambling, drinking, and prostitution are all prohibited and inhabitants of the capital are punished for breaking said rules. Janzo likens it to being immaculate, despite never being there. The walls are covered in pure white marble and the towers have gold trim around them. Talon notes that it’s just a show to hide the true Evil within the borders as they are all murderers.
- Main article: Gallwood Outpost
The Gallwood Outpost is located in a remote corner of the land and is operated by Gate Marshal Wythers and Captain Garret Spears. Most residents of Gallwood dislike the order and what they represent. The land beneath the outpost is rich with oil and minerals. The main purpose of Gallwood is to forge weapons that they deliver to the prime order at a specific time. Calkussar planned to use the growing number of greyskin camps to their advantage by telling the Prime Order that the Greyskins are approaching and they need more money for recruits. Captain Spears deduced that the prime order paid for the army that will one day overthrow them.
Notes and Trivia
- The colors of the Prime Order are white and red.
- Mistress jokes that “Gluttony, Debauchery, and Greed” are the three pillars of the Prime Order. Munt corrects her saying the pillars are, “Loyalty, Purity, and Strength”.