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The Order of the

Sentinels
“All for the cause.
All for the realm.
All against the darkness.”
—Order of the Sentinels creed
The Order of the Sentinels is an ancient and secret society
dedicated to protecting mortals from the supernaturally evil
threats that work to escape the confines of their planes and
wreak havoc on the Prime Material. These brave guardians
risk their own lives and souls to ensure that nothing sinister
crosses the Veil between the planes and that those creatures
that make it through are tracked down and destroyed.
The Darken Veil
The Darken Veil is the wall between the Prime Material Plane
and all planes and pocket planes dedicated to evil, insanity,
and decay. It’s an extraordinary magical barrier said to have
been built by the gods as an extra measure of protection upon
the existing Planar Veil that creates the gulf between
creatures of the Prime Material and the various planes around
them. Crossing the Veil between planes is incredibly difficult,
but piercing the Darken Veil is nearly impossible for the
malevolent forces of the cosmology. However, this layer of
protection can be breached by mortals attempting to reach
through and contact the powerful dark beings on the other
side.
Those mortals who willingly peer through the Darken Veil Who Joins
do so at the risk of their sanity, lives, and spirits, but the The Order of the Sentinels welcomes people from all walks of
exchange of power that they may receive in exchange is too life into their ranks, although they specifically seek out and
great for them to forego. Each time these individuals reach recruit those who have been the victims of the supernatural
through the Darken Veil, whether just deep enough to scry or tragedies and traumas that they seek to prevent. After months
to directly call upon an extraplanar servant, they weaken the of investigation and observation, a potential recruit will be
barrier and run the risk of something more powerful and dire approached by a standing member of the order and invited to
than they could imagine slipping through. join their fight against the forces of darkness in any way that
Malefic Ripples they can.
One of the primary tenets among the Order of the Sentinels is
that every great tragedy, every terrible event created by the
forces of evil, can be traced to a single facilitating moment.
These moments of contact to the dark planes, or Malefic
Ripples as they’re called by the order, leave impressions on
the Darken Veil that can be found by those trained to sense
them. Sentinels spend their time investigating and tracking
down the sources of these Malefic Ripples, seeking to
eliminate any potentially world-altering schemes in their
infancy. Budding necromancers touching the Necrotic Plane,
gathering occultists tampering with dark artifacts, warlocks
turning to the void, or summoners reaching out for fiendish Credits
minions, are all targets of the Order of the Sentinels’ justice. Written By ~ Keith Pendley
Designed By ~ Keith Pendley and Jess Pendley
Art By ~ Victor Benitez Morales
Editing By ~ Jess Pendley

Published by Underground Oracle Publishing under the Open


Game License version 1.0a. Copyright 2019 Under- ground
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The members of the Order of the Sentinels are bakers, Torchbearers
farmers, warriors, midwives, scholars, and politicians, but
above all else, they are enemies of what lies beyond the Torchbearers are the leaders of the order and generally hold
Darken Veil. positions of power in their communities. Elders, politicians,
and sages are all typically found in this division, and it’s their
You will thrive in the Order of the Sentinels if: responsibility to organize and coordinate their local chapter of
the Order of the Sentinels. These are the people responsible
You do not trust extraplanar forces or those who use them. for removing bureaucratic roadblocks hindering the members
You would lay down your life to protect the realm. of the order, assigning missions, and clearing up any legal
You are willing to provide whatever you can in service of troubles that the Seekers may cause.
the cause.
Goals
Divisions of the Order
The goals of the Order of the Sentinels have remained
The Order of the Sentinels is a society made of individuals unchanged since its founding; seek out those who would
who share a common goal and general mindset. Members are pierce the Darken Veil and destroy them before they can
unpaid, although any wealth or treasure taken by the group is destroy the innocent mortal lives around them, hunt down any
divided evenly among the chapter who found it, with the most evil creatures who have broken through, and never let the life
wealthy members abstaining in favor of those less fortunate. of one individual outweigh the lives of all.
Sentinels always provide for each other in whatever ways they
can, whether it be a place to stay for the night, provisions for a Guild Features
mission to come, or using their political connections to
facilitate an objective. The following options are available to PCs who join the Order
The Order of the Sentinels has four divisions spread of the Sentinels.
throughout the realm who work together to keep watch on the
world around them and maintain the secrecy of their order. Guild Background:
Order of the Sentinels
Sentries After surviving a terrible supernatural calamity, you were
Although this is the simplest position in the order, it’s also sought out by a member of the Order of the Sentinels and
considered the most important. This division is filled with recruited. You have completed your esoteric training with the
locals who have few skills and hold humble positions within order and can now spot evidence of intrusion on the Darken
their communities. Sentries make up the largest numbers in Veil.
the Order of the Sentinels and are the primary source of
information distribution among the members. They go about Feature: Trace the Ripples
their daily lives as normal, and when they spot any signs of You can sense and locate Malefic Ripples. You may use
Malefic Ripples in the area, they immediately report this to Intelligence (Arcana) checks to track and determine the
their assigned contact and continue to watch and wait. approximate time and location that something attempted to
cross or communicate with any evil-aligned plane for up to 1
Endowers day after the contact or crossing was attempted.
This division is responsible for supplying the members of the The Sentinel’s Light
Order of the Sentinels with what they need for their quests
and missions for the order. They are usually made up of Wondrous item, Major, Uncommon
merchants, outfitters, and blacksmiths of varying types who
are well supplied with money and resources. This gorgeously crafted lantern is owned by all members of
the Order of the Sentinels and kept carefully hidden away
Seekers unless needed. To the uninitiated, The Sentinel’s Light looks
This is the most dangerous division in the order. These are like a well-made and ornate adventurer’s lantern, but this
the warriors and field investigators who seek out the sources mystical item is the most important tool in the order’s arsenal.
of Malefic Ripples that have been reported. Seekers are The Sentinel’s Light has 3 charges, and it regains all
willing to do whatever must be done to stop those powers that expended charges daily at sunrise.
would cause devastation to society, and that can often lead You may spend 1 charge to cast one of the below spells:
them down dangerous and illegal paths. Seekers must be
careful of not only the dark forces they’re hunting but of the daylight
local law enforcement and officials of the areas they’re in. detect evil and good
protection from evil and good

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