Rival Nations: The Fall of Gods
When a child in Lividea is found to have talent with the arcane, they are removed from their families and sent to secretive temple for training. At this temple, the children undergo a thorough indoctrination into the adeptus code, instilling in them an indomitible loyalty to the ecclesiarchy, and to the adeptus order. Alongside this education, the children are subjected to a brutal training regimen, drilling their body and minds in magic and combat. deaths are common.
For those that make it to their 17th birthday, are sorted into chapters based on their specific aptitudes. Some chapters focus on the defense of high ranking ecclesiarchs, others as brutal shocktroops to counter Sarenti warmagi.
Due to their training, all Knights of the adeptus guardian are skilled combatants as well as casters. These are not the talkers or thinkers, they are shock troops.
“They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give of themselves to me. Like clay I shall mould them and in the furnace of war forge them. They shall be of iron will and steel sinew. In great armour I shall clad them and with the mightiest weapons they will be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease; no sickness shall blight them. They shall have such tactics, strategies and faith that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Faith. They are my Adeptus Guardian and they shall know no fear.”
Guillamine I, 1st hierophant of Lividea