The Blood Knights are a special military force with two chapters located in Lyeria and Esmere and with some recent, but minor, expansion into Dranur by both chapters. The Blood Knights are a unique group, through blood rituals dating back thousands of years, they are able to transform their bodies into weapons of war to defend their homes as well as gain prestige. The purpose of the Blood Knights, historically, was to allow common demons or non-familied En’yre gain power and ability to either become a Noble Demon House or a recognized En’yre family.
Like the Peacekeepers, Blood Knights have a central creed that they follow, which is based off some concepts of the Order. Lyerian Blood Knights and Esemere Blood Knights Creeds, however, are significantly different.
LYERIAN BLOOD KNIGHTS CREED
- Conquer the weak and expand Lyeria’s borders
- Amass power and wealth to compete for the Obsidian Throne
- Spit on the gods and their games
ESMEREN BLOOD KNIGHTS CREED
- Preserve balance between the Families
- Protect the sovereign lands of Esmere from invasion
- See Lena’s will be done and the Sanguine Altar always whetted
With these significant differences in mind, the structure of the Blood Knights remains relatively the same between the two cities.
The Blood Knights follow a concept of Blood Rituals. Blood rituals are heavily frowned upon in other parts of the world, but these Trials are a key portion of a Blood Knights’ development. Blood Trials can be as simple as drinking the blood of fellow Blood Knights share their power, or as complex as a Tournament Gauntlet. It is also common for the Trials to be held during the Sanguinary Rite (an annual, one month event in honor of Lena). Blood Trials can also be deeds that a Blood Knight completes which are thematic to their chapter’s Creed.
The Blood Trials can also cause more bestial appearances and attributes to appear, such as tails and wings in demons, and horns or third eyes for En’yre.
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