The Knights of the Triumvirate
The order is headed by a Grandmaster, elected from and by all of the different Chaptermasters. He then names the Chaptermaster who succeeds him in his Chapterhouse and promotes regular Knights to the rank of Chaptermaster, should the need arise. The individual Chaptermasters oversee conduct in each of the Chapterhouses.
The Knights represent virtues of Tyr, Ilmater and Helm. As such, they propagate holy themes emboldened by the divine favor of their gods. Justice, watchfulness and martyrdom are the bearings of every good member of the order.
While not being an organized military contingent, the Knights present a very respectable military force, armed with high-quality equipment and strengthened by exhausting training routines. The order has also amassed considerable wealth from donations and payments alike. Their Chapterhouses, especially the ones located outside of civilization, are much alike small, self-sustaining forts which serve as a safe haven to travelers braving the wilderness.
The beginnings of the order trace back to the year 1251 B.E. A year of great strife, many settlements and ships on the eastern coast of the Empire fell prey to a terrorizing red dragon, known as Melehorex. This dire situation was resolved by a heroic knight of Helm, who felled the dragon during it's attack on a major city. Word of his deed spread quickly and soon, he found himself beset by young, hopeful souls who sought to follow his example. Knowing the opportunity, he allied himself with a fellow knight of the Maimed God and another of Ilmater. Together, they trained the first generation of Knights and put together the teaching's of their respective gods, creating the Code of Holy Conduct, which would serve as a moral guideline for the coming generations. Since then, the Knights remained at the forefront of all action in the realm, and even managed to withstand the Withering, becoming the only of the Empire's knight orders to survive the Exodus and maintain it's existence on the new continent, in large thanks to Nominar, who himself was a Chaptermaster of the Knights before becoming an Emperor.