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    Groups in the world

    Post  whit10 on Thu May 22, 2014 9:27 pm

    Secret Societies and Groups

    The Office of Magical Phenomena (OMP)

    This is a British quasi-military office created by bringing in the three most “magically” knowledgeable officers in British Intelligence.  The OMP has grown to 216 persons in 7 offices. It was created in 1920 to study, and assess any possible threats from magical and metaphysical occurrences or persons.  As they are a part of British Intelligence, though they have many civilian members, the OMP is almost always humane in its dealings (though several countries have accused a few of its members of stealing artifacts).  The OMP maintains several overseas offices in Canada, India, Australia, South Africa, Burma and Hong Kong.  It is the closest thing to an international organization that currently exists and it tries to maintain ties to any other group that is not considered a threat.  The OMP maintains close ties with the American group, the Arcanum.

    The Society of Arcane Knowledge, the Arcanum

    This is group of roughly 50 magical practitioners and scholars that live in upstate New York on 250 acres of hills and farm land.  The Arcanum is immensely wealthy and a modern day castle is being built on the grounds. The Arcanum is very secretive about its activities but they are not bothered by the authorities to anyone’s knowledge.  This has led to speculation by some that they have undue influence on the various branches of the government (though this is without any substantiation).  

    The Wild Hunt

    This is a group of Elves that emerged in the later part of the Irish rebellion against the British.  Since peace has finally come to the majority of Ireland, which is independent of Britain, the Hunt is actively engaged in terroristic action in Northern Ireland (on occasion) and, more commonly, fighting alongside other freebooters, revolutionaries or mercenaries throughout the world.  The Wild Hunt maintains their own contact, some think by magic, and they are feared by those who know of them.  Only Elves are allowed, but those of any human ‘race’ are accepted.

    The Circle of Apophis

    Of this group there is only speculation and rumor.  They are believed to be committed to the destruction of the ‘new world’ and have it replaced with one of servitude to their dark magic.  They are associated with Apophis (Apep); ancient Egyptian god of destruction, chaos and, in mythology, the enemy of the Pharaoh.  Why this is so is not known though they have been identified by the OMP as being involved in several instances of assassination and civil war.

    The Cult of Osiris:

    These sorcerers are considered very dangerous.  Contrary to popular view, they are organized around a man of considerable brutality, cunning and charisma; though the last of these is certainly due to arcane powers.  Sebastian Turnow is very secretive and is rumored, though the OMP has yet to substantiate this, to require a blood oath from each of his minions.  The goals of the Cult of Osiris have eluded all attempts at discovery.

    There are numerous (and according to rumor, hundreds) of other ‘un-organized’ groups throughout the world.  Pagan cults, off-shoots of Christianity (and the other organized religions), magical groups, Shamanic groups… all are present in some form or another.


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    Re: Groups in the world

    Post  whit10 on Thu May 22, 2014 9:27 pm

    This isn't quite finished yet
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    Post  Chirs2 on Fri May 23, 2014 10:20 am

    how does the Arcanum feel about vampires and\or dhampirs?

    I ask because they sound like a possible alley and interest to Sha'dem who is a mage and wants to destroy vampires, but who may need some protection from them at the same time.
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    Post  whit10 on Fri May 23, 2014 10:34 am

    they're not very sympathetic, but they probably wouldn't kill you on sight.

    the first two groups, and forgive me for not specifying this, are primarily human in composition (although Dwarves, Elves and others are rumored to be included).

    this is basically a layman's understanding of what these groups. If you are a part of one (and that will have to be discussed between the GM and player) then you will know more about them
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    Post  Chirs2 on Fri May 23, 2014 10:47 am

    whit10 wrote:they're not very sympathetic, but they probably wouldn't kill you on sight.

    the first two groups, and forgive me for not specifying this, are primarily human in composition (although Dwarves, Elves and others are rumored to be included).

    this is basically a layman's understanding of what these groups.  If you are a part of one (and that will have to be discussed between the GM and player) then you will know more about them

    I shall suck the magic from their blood! er, I mean..... short sighted fools!

    what about the OMP?  Sha'dem could probably provide them with some solid (if a bit dated) intel on vampires, their society, etc.  Would they be open minded enough to recruit him as a spy\double agent?
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    Post  whit10 on Fri May 23, 2014 10:48 am

    The OMP is more... diplomatic with it's contacts. That would probably work for you
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    Post  navyik on Fri May 23, 2014 3:01 pm

    CRIII could have a loose affiliation with the OMP working for sha'dem to help with his cover (which they fund) to gather less official agents and contacts.
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    Post  whit10 on Fri May 23, 2014 4:10 pm

    he could... since you have Ninja training, you could also easily be associated with a Japanese Ninja clan. Up to you
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    Post  navyik on Fri May 23, 2014 6:05 pm

    whit10 wrote:he could... since you have Ninja training, you could also easily be associated with a Japanese Ninja clan.  Up to you

    His kung-fu is all from hong-kong. In his youth, CRIII worked for a shipping mogul as a manservant to his son of a similar age. The young lord often treated Mr. Rothschild as an equal and they studied together...and did some prize fighting.
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    Post  whit10 on Fri May 23, 2014 6:29 pm

    Then the OMP would be the best option.  

    Question:  are you actually connected to THE Rothschild family in Britain (and elsewhere)?

    I'm just wondering.
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    Post  navyik on Fri May 23, 2014 6:35 pm

    Its just a name. He has a low profile.
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    Post  navyik on Fri May 23, 2014 9:27 pm

    People always seem to have heard of the rothschilds family reputation for excellent service but can never think of why.
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    Post  whit10 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:15 pm

    groups newly updated.

    Think of this page as the heroes insight into the world. Most common folk have no idea about this sort of thing, most of the time anyway.
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    Post  Robyo on Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:26 pm

    Any knightly orders my Paladin can belong to? I can design one if you wish (already have something in mind).
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    Post  whit10 on Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:56 am

    Feel free to design your own. That's just fine. We may need to tweak it slightly for the world but I'd like to see what you come up with.

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