For Profit and Glory!
The Fraternal Order of Wizardry
The Fraternal Order of Wizardry is the foremost arcane order active in western Immoren. At its height it maintained chapter houses in each of the Iron Kingdoms. Wielding tremendous political influence, the Fraternal Order has frequently advised kings and nobles on matters pertaining to the arcane and has cemented a reputation for producing the finest steamjack cortexes in western Immoren. The Fraternal Order once possessed these techniques almost exclusively, but is has recently begun to decline and the kingdoms now see to their own cortex production. The Fraternal Order continues to earn considerable wealth from the sale of high-grade cortexes, whose production is vital to commercial and military ’jack production across both Cygnar and Ord. It had similar dominance of the Llaelese market until the Llaelese War, when it was targeted and driven from the nation.
Some within the order argue that the emphasis on cortex production has hurt the order in other ways, lamenting that fewer members are working to push the boundaries of arcane knowledge. Established in the depths of the Rebellion against the Orgoth, the Fraternal Order of Wizardry was once instrumental in advancing the research and experimentation that resulted in numerous arcane and mechanical breakthroughs. Despite its decline, the order remains a prestigious, wealthy, and powerful instition with lodges in most major cities across Cygnar and Ord. Each of the occult libraries within these lodges is extensive, most particularly the one in the organization’s main headquarters, the Stronghold in the northwestern Cygnaran city of Ceryl. The Fraternal Order’s fully vested members number no more than a few hundred, but among those are some of the most talented, briglliant, and arrogant arcanists and arcane mechaniks in the Iron Kingdoms.