Paradigm Edit

History Edit

Early History Edit

Dark Ages Edit

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Victorian Age Edit

In the late 1830s, the Cabal of Pure Thought was largely purged from the Order of Reason. Most Gabrielites couldn't correlate their belief that they were channeling the power of God with the increasing secularist attitude of the rest of the Order.

However, some few members believed that reason and deduction were gifts from God, and thus they were able to coexist with the rest of the Order.

In 1851 the Order of Reason underwent reorganization and emerged as the Technocratic Union. The remnants of the Cabal of Pure Thought were re-christened as the Lightkeepers.

This will last until the closing years of the 19th century, when the Skeleton Keys join their ranks. At this point, the Technoracy will reorganize itself yet again. In the process, the Lightkeepers will become the New World Order.

Note that some of the above is supposition. The creator of the Lightkeepers, Bryan Armor, said this:
My intention with the Lightkeepers was that it was a reorganization of what was left of the Cabal of Pure Thought after the Reformation totally tore that group appart, with the three subfactions - Lighthouse (scholars), Lantern (investigators) and Torch (monster hunters) - designed to take over the functions of the Cabal and its guilds.
(And, conspiratorially, there's probably more than a few ex-Craftmasons in the Lighthouse.)

Organization Edit

Guilds Edit

Bryan Armor had this to say:
The idea with the Lightkeepers was that there would be three subfactions, the Lighthouse (teachers, scholars and keepers of knowledge, who would become - or return to being depending on which version of history you prefer - the Ivory Tower), the Lantern (detectives, journalists and spies who monitor the world for possible threats or just useful information, eventually becoming the Watchers), and the Torch (monster hunters and inquisitors who turn into the Operatives).

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