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The '''Order of Hermes''' is one of the pillars of the [[Traditions (MTAs)|Traditions]]. A [[Fellowship (MTAs)|Fellowship]] during the [[Dark Medieval|Dark Ages]], it draws upon a potent fundus of magical knowledge and has shaped occult history to great deals.
 
The '''Order of Hermes''' is one of the pillars of the [[Traditions (MTAs)|Traditions]]. A [[Fellowship (MTAs)|Fellowship]] during the [[Dark Medieval|Dark Ages]], it draws upon a potent fundus of magical knowledge and has shaped occult history to great deals.
   
Its failings, however, are equally grand. Hubris runs strong within the elitistic Order, and with the Reckoning, many of their traditional ways are challenged. Old, carefully hoarded secrets are gone forever in many cases, while mystical items and powerful patrons are destroyed or locked away beyond the hostile [[Gauntlet_(WOD)|Gauntlet]]. The survivors on Earth can only hope to remember their teachings and learn all that they can. The Order will survive, but it may not be the same Order that it once was.
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Its failings, however, are equally grand. Hubris runs strong within the elitistic Order, and with the Reckoning, many of their traditional ways are challenged. Old, carefully hoarded secrets are gone forever in many cases, while mystical items and powerful patrons are destroyed or locked away beyond the hostile [[Gauntlet]]. The survivors on Earth can only hope to remember their teachings and learn all that they can. The Order will survive, but it may not be the same Order that it once was.
   
 
== Paradigm ==
 
== Paradigm ==
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|+'''The Order of Hermes before the Grand Convocation'''
 
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|+'''The Order of Hermes in the Victorian Age'''
 
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|+'''The Order of Hermes pre-Reckoning ([[1993 (WOD)|1993]])'''
 
|+'''The Order of Hermes pre-Reckoning ([[1993 (WOD)|1993]])'''
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Although things looked bleak for the Order, many of the younger members rejoiced. The old masters and their intrigues are gone, and mankind seems more accepting of magic than ever. Technology and magic are not enemies, but sides of the same coin. Many crafts have joined the Order, becoming Houses and complement its weakened foundation. The time seems ready for a new beginning.
 
Although things looked bleak for the Order, many of the younger members rejoiced. The old masters and their intrigues are gone, and mankind seems more accepting of magic than ever. Technology and magic are not enemies, but sides of the same coin. Many crafts have joined the Order, becoming Houses and complement its weakened foundation. The time seems ready for a new beginning.
   
This roster remains the same through First Edition and much of Second Edition, changing only during the [[Reckoning_(MTAs)|Reckoning]]:
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This roster remains the same through First Edition and much of Second Edition, changing only during the [[Reckoning]]:
   
 
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|+'''The Order of Hermes post-Reckoning ([[2001 (WOD)|2001]])'''
 
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! House
 
! House
 
! Founder
 
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