Unbound

Untold knowledge was lost when the Great Sacrifice brought upon the Era of the Bonded One. Since the time-lapse, those of like minds have sought to recover what was forgotten. Their centuries of tireless efforts have brought us to this enlightened present. Who are we to squander such a gift! Fill the libraries with knowledge and propel the next generation forward with education, philosophy, and a better life.
— Curator Agathon, son of Tavius
 
A comparatively young faction formed under the All Sight's watchful eye, the Unbound operate under the prosperous School of Vales in the great city Antheria. This place of higher learning serves as a major attraction, drawing the attention of philosophers, poets, and oracles to share their ideas. The quest for knowledge of a time before the Great Sacrifice captures the minds of not only the Garuthian, but the world.

The Great Library

Kept off the School of Vales’ main grounds, the Great Library is a collective of gathered knowledge covering an extensive field of topics. Admittance to the library is open for all, thanks to Curator Agathon, a devout follower of Natsuko, the Trickster. Known for his generosity, Curator Agathon is credited for a shift in the Unbound’s culture during his rise to status shortly after the faction’s inception.

However, while the library is open for all, strict rules are enforced. Damaging or removing text is forbidden, with the punishment being swift and severe. Not only do Archivists vigilantly stroll the library to provide aid or prevent wrongdoing, but powerful magic wards blanket every nook and cranny of the establishment.   Separate from the Great Library, an adjacent hall leads to the Curator’s private quarters. Here, those who have proven their worth, live while maintaining what outsiders believe are the true great secrets of Erenel and the Eras before. This secret archive seems to contradict the tenets of the Unbound but has yet to be proven. Only a limited number of Curators have ever entered the private quarters, all of which are still alive as of the year 625.   When asked about what is kept in the Curator’s quarters, a Curator simply responds, knowledge being vetted for accuracy before added to the Great Library.

More Than Scholars

As Curators guide the Unbound to a bright future and Archivists protect and spread recovered knowledge, Wayfarers serve a critical role beyond the library's walls. These well trained scholars set off on expeditions, delving into lost tombs and the far outreaches of the world. To be a Wayfarer is incredibly dangerous and often fatal. Delving into the darkness and traveling to the far corners of the world is filled with unquestionable peril.   Wayfarers are also tasked with preventing the spread of false information. This has lead to difficult decisions and bloody hands, causing some to question if the Unbound is slowly becoming a faction wrapped in secret political assassinations. Thankfully, the last Wayfarer duty helps to persuade nations to turn a blind eye. A Wayfarer must protect roadways they travel while on an expedition by relying on martial and tethering expertise.   The Kingdoms of Erenel welcome Wayfarer travel, knowing they can avoid sending their own militia to fight back roadway threats. This respect allows most Wayfarer expeditions to travel in peace across Kingdom lines. Keeping trade routes open and prosperous serves as a powerful negotiating tool.

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Founding Date
596
Type
Educational, Society
Location

Unbound Tenets

  • Unearth artifacts and forgotten knowledge of the Era(s) before.
  • Seek out experiences to propel findings—journey to distant lands in search of opportunity.
  • Knowledge must pass freely, protect the roadways allowing unhindered travel between nations.
  • Teach those around you to think for themselves. Eradicate misinformation and propaganda before it spreads.

Unbound Curator

by Gilles KEtting


Cover image: by Robes Magic

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