Order of the Emerald Claw
The reputation of the knightly Order of the Emerald
Claw has gone from one extreme to the other. When it was
established, the order was considered the ultimate expression
of Karrnathi patriotism. Today, it has been outlawed
and is seen as a terrorist organization working at crosspurposes
to the legitimate government of the nation. The
secret truth beyond the origin of the order and the evil it
serves is terrifying.
On the surface, the Order of the Emerald Claw appears to consist of a small number of fanatics dedicated to the military superiority of a Karrnath that doesn’t want their devotion. In reality, the order has no interest in promoting or elevating Karrnath.
This seemingly small group is like an iceberg; the tip that rises above the surface is nothing compared to the mountain of ice hidden beneath the waves. The Order supports a vast network whose tendrils wind through all levels of Khorvairian society. It has eyes and ears in the halls of government, churches, dragonmarked houses, and private institutions. Some of its agents never reveal their true nature; others appear proudly in the knightly garb of the order.
The garb worn by the knights of the order includes a distinctive helmet with a half faceplate, a tabard with a claw insignia over chainmail, and a powerful flail.