World of Macilnya

Overview
An order of followers of St. Cuthbert headquarted in the Western March of Maltara, with an emphasis on correcting incivility and rudeness, and performing law enforcement.
Game Rules
The Vodalaran primary weapon is nunchaku. Instead of Perform as a class skill, they have Gather Information.
Background
Vodalere, a cleric of St. Cuthbert turned monk, was walking down a dusty road one day. Earlier in the day, he had come across a peasant family wearing naught but rags, and had exchanged his monk's outfit for a set of their rags, to give them a decent set of clothes. Vodalere continued on his merry way, until the late afternoon. Covered in road dust, he came to a bridge. He had barely crossed half the bridge when the local Knight-Baron (an old rank between Knight and Baron-General) and his retinue begin crossing the far side. The Knight-Baron made his way up the bridge, only stopping moments before running down the peasant in his path.
"Out of my way, you wretch!"
"Bah. You lordly types can wait your turn, I say"
The Knight-Baron drew his sword, only pausing when he realized the detrimental results of cutting down an unarmed peasant. Vodalere chose his moment well. "It's me ye want to be berating, is it? You're high and mighty up there on that horse, with yer fancy sword and your shiny armor. Come down here and fight me like a man, and if you trounce me, I'll be stepping aside."

The Knight-Baron could not let that challenge stand. He dismounted, doffed his gear, and approached the peasant fists raised.

The fight that followed was not well documented. What is known is that Vodalere reached his monastery a day ahead of schedule, riding a fine white horse. And the Knight-Baron and his hunting party of four arrived home a tad late, footsore and well bruised (Their horses found their way home later).

The monks of the Vodalaran abbey enjoy this story, and have occasionally attempted to duplicate it (never with quite the same effect, leading many to believe it has grown in the telling). In the Eastern March, the Vodalarans tend to serve as combat couriers, excelling in personal defense and long distance travelling. A new cross-training program has seen the transfer of several Vodalarian initiates to the Southern and Eastern Marches, where they can learn new styles to bring back to the Western March.

The abbot (Vidicon) of the Vodaleran abbey is an 8th level monk, and his armsmaster, Sigur, is a 4th fighter/5th monk. There are about 80 initiates of the order, although only about 30 reside at the abbey full time. The abbey also houses a small chapel to St. Cuthbert, the patron deity of the order, headed by a 3rd level cleric of the Sisters of Succor. There are usually between 5 and 15 apprentices to the order.

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