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  The Kyprian Order

The Kyprians are an anachronistic guild of do-gooders, protectors, warriors, and wanderers. They are a "white war order" with a mandate to protect and empower the poor, the innocent, and the forces of nature. They are often hunters, campers, travelers, and survivalists. Some members lead more traditional lifestyles, running businesses and ventures that support or finance other Kyprian activities.

Kyprians recognize duality in the world, as personified by the Bjaki deities Kyprios and Himavat, but typically strive toward order, honour, and justice. They actively pursue the rights and freedoms of the individual and act against tyranny, oppression, and rules for the sake of rules. Politically, they encourage governments to act as protectors and administrators and stay out of the day-to-day affairs of individuals. They have a strong sense of law and order and will often intervene in political or legal matters where they perceive injustice.

Kyprians are often dramatic, idealistic, and individualistic. They are often spiritualistic and pursue alim, the quiet of being in the moment. They often wear traditionally styled armours and garb. They generally carry a traditional weapon pair of attei and satafta. The attei is a 12" curved blade with a sharpened outer edge and serrated inner edge that functions as a work knife, short sword, machete, saw, and digging tool. The satafta is an 8" tool with opposite axe and hammer heads that can be used as a weapon, blocker, or tool. The khul is another common Kyprian climbing tool and weapon, having a grip and crescent hand guard and 8" pointed hook.

The Kyprians are loosely organized at best, being more of an association than a formally structured organization. Leadership is provided by those individuals of suitable character when the situation warrants it. The Kyprians are disorganized, consisting of wandering individuals and chapters that form and dissolve based on local circumstances.

The Kyprians tend to actively help each other, supporting each other in a network of Kyprian-owned homes, businesses, and hostels. They will often establish small settlements or embassies where they perceive that they can help change things for the better. They tend to gravitate to appropriate conflicts, putting out calls to their brothers for help.

The Kyprian Order formed in early Archaic times, somewhat inspired by the formation of the Kharkosanth Empire breaking away from the Bjaki. A naturalizing response to all the technological developments of the era and perceived threat from the Makkuth. Formed on Caraconcil, spread quickly through the Bjaki Federation and the Prodigal Void.