Silver Ladder
"First they came for the communists,
Beatand I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
Beatand I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
Beatand I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me.
Beatand there was no one left to speak out for me."
- Pastor Martin Niemöller

Nature: Mage Order
Faction: Pentacle
Mythologically: Voice of the Dragon

Do You Hear The People Sing? - Les Misérables
Seize the Day - Newsies
God Help the Outcasts - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Stone Soup - Heather Dale
Til Ungdommen - Nordahl Grieg, Herborg Kråkevik



Order Titles

0.Acolyte: Nybegynner, Tjener, lærling, utfører oppgaver og ærender for de høyere oppe.
2.Factotum: Advokat. Utdannet i de magiske lover, snakker i Concilium saker.
2.Lictor: Omvandrende dommer og etterforsker, HØYESTE instans av Dom for Silver Ladder.
3.Claviger: Diplomat, utsending, PR-ansvarlig, ambassadør, samkjører Ordenen innad også.
4.Deacon: Lokale lederen av Silver Ladder. Yyppersteprest, partiformann og moralsk ideal.


Rote Skills

  • Expression
  • Persuasion
  • Subterfuge


The Elemental Precepts

These describe the legalistic philosophy that the Silver Ladder espouses. The order has spread this doctrine among Sleepers and mages for millennia. No authoritative text exists, as they are usually taught as a series of parables or aphorisms.



The Awakened are one nation
tipDiamond is the sanctified, transformed Earth in the Elemental Precepts, the base upon which all other achievements rest. Under this precept mages have a common bond in their Enlightenment, shared humanity and Atlantis itself, as well as the struggle to exalt humanity. This constitutes a nation, and mages are beholden to its laws. Traitors such as Banishers and Seers of the Throne may be punished righteously. Other mages must respect the law and order of their Consilium more strongly than any Sleeper government, and stay united in their common brotherhood instead of brother turning against brother.



Imperium is the right of humanity
tipThe purpose of the Awakened is to secure the Imperium Mysteriorum — the Sovereignty of the Mysteries — for ALL humanity. No Exarch or god has the right to control human destiny, and even natural calamities are an insult to human divinity. Thunder is energized Air, the life-breath of humankind, and the moral duty to seize Imperium is synonymous with the right to life itself.



The Silver Ladder is the Path to victory
tipThe Star is the sign of Supernal Fire, in the form of the Oracles’ Watchtowers. Silver Ladder mages were the priest-judges of Atlantis, and it is their prerogative to direct the fruits of the Star against the Exarchs. Since the beginning they have worked to bring unity, cooperation, prosperity and freedom to everyone, and these duties were given to them by the Kings of Atlantis itself. The order claims that its most powerful members receive instructions directly from the Oracles. Théarchs pledge to arm the Awakened against the Lie, to save every single human on earth and their order exists solely to improve the life of all mages. They therefore deserve the respect and obedience due the seneschals of the Oracles, and only by following their example can other mages hope to defeat the Exarchs forever.



The Sleepers follow
tipBlood is living Water and heralds the birth of human beings, but it is also the sign of a wound. Sleepers are wounded by the Quiescence and need the direction of the Awakened to prosper. They must be healed and raised up to claim the Imperium Mysteriorum. This is a slow, careful process that must follow the traditional forms of apprenticeship and measured revelations of truth. The Awakened may be more powerful than the Sleepers, but that means that they are also under a heavy obligation to use that power to help their less fortunate brethren. Mages exist to wield power for the good of their fellow humans, to help them rise up to the same level of enlightenment. No Théarch dreams of leaving the common people behind in their quest for supremacy, for their final goal must always be that everyone should share in his gifts and become just as potent as he is himself. But for this to happen the mages must first guide mortal society and thought along the right path, they must subtly steer humanity towards their own empowerment.



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