Order of the Black Fox
| Order of the Black Fox|
This is an Official Order
~ Order of the Black Fox ~
Sanctioning Province: Zoluren
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Sponsorship Required: No
Minimum Circle Requirement to Join: 0
Guilds Welcome: All
Races Welcome: All
In 332, the Year of the Amber Phoenix, deep in the forests surrounding Leth Deriel, a pact was made in a secluded glade known only to the locals. They called the place “the Black Fox Hollow” after the rare and gentle foxes that once resided there. Fourteen families, seeing trouble ahead, pledged that they and their children would forever protect Elanthia and its traditions. The children were sent across the lands to learn the ways and teachings of the lands. When they returned as adults, they found much changed in their former home. It was decided they would band together to continue the wisdom of their elders and became the founding council for the Order of the Black Fox, a group to which all Elanthians might look for guidence and instruction.
At one time, the full story of the founding of the Order of the Black Fox could be found in the book, "The History of the Order of the Black Fox". Unfortunately, over time, this book has been misplaced. It is the hope of our scholars that it may one day be found or re-written from verbal accounts gathered from those who were once among our ranks. The Historian, Kohab Iani, has researched this topic to great lengths. Her current efforts are provided below.
The primary purpose Of the Order of the Black Fox is to guide those newly arrived in Elanthia in understanding the customs, culture, and history of the various races and peoples of our lands so they might understand and follow the traditions of Elanthia.
Projects such as the restoration of public buildings and monuments damaged by war and the passage of time are supported by the Order, as well as efforts to document and preserve the history of the Realms.
The Order of the Black Fox strives to be an extended family and to provide care and support for all who abide by the laws and traditions of Elanthia.
The Order will offer both its members' services and its own premises to any who request assistance, providing secure and neutral ground on which to discuss and attempt to resolve differences, end conflicts, or secure treaties of any kind.
1. Promote activities designed to help people learn and understand the traditions and history of the lands as well as sharing the traditions and history of their own diverse backgrounds and cultures.
2. Inspire the citizens of Elanthia to find enjoyment and gratification beyond the quest for material reward and personal gain.
3. Help those in need, regardless of personal recognition or glory.
4. Provide guidance to the inexperienced.
an enameled-iron black fox pin with bright amber eyes
- Cut into the shape of a sitting black fox, the pin has been enameled with shades of black and charcoal. Finely detailed, the tiny creature wears a mirthful expression and its amber eyes give an air of warmth and wisdom. A flowing script winds around the edge.
- There appears to be something written on it.
- A black fox pin reads:
- "Member of the Order of the Black Fox."
Official Description: The Black Fox insignia is a white tower shield with a bold red chevron, at the center of which sits a small, placid black fox with glowing amber eyes. On a crescent-shaped silk banner atop the shield, the words "Order of the Black Fox" are embroidered in gold thread in bold, flowing script.
Blazon: Argent, a fox sejant guardant Sable, a chevronel reversed Gules. Supporters: dexter, a woodsman holding a spear; sinister, a maiden holding in her dexter hand a sword, and in her sinister hand two arrows.