The World of Aru
Order of the Scarlet Phoenix
The Order of the Scarlet Phoenix is a holy order of paladins in The Empire of Redd. They are known as a very special imperial order tasked with the protection of the Empire. Their main base of operations is Castle Sulkar near Redd Capital. They adhere to a code of honor upheld by High Inquisitor Daran, head of the order.
Their code states as follows:
The Paladin must always set the Good of the Empire ahead of their Personal Good.
The Paladin must always seek to further the Needs of the Empire.
The Paladin must always stay True to the Code and Morals of the Order.
The Paladin may never break the Code Knowingly.
The Paladin may never strike a Fellow member of the Order.
Though the code is meant to guide the paladins to uphold honor and valor it’s critics have pointed out the extremely one-sided point of view in it. Paladins of the order are known to act in very uncharacteristic ways when not dealing with members of the Empire. The Order is accused of being zealous and overly patriotic and has been criticized for giving it’s members free reign to break honorable codes of paladins when it comes to foreigners or furthering the needs of the Empire.