Ivory Order of the Sun
Philosophy: Altruism, Compassion, Pragmatism
Restrictions: Wizards and Sorcerers Only
About the Ivory Order
The Ivory Order of the Sun is a mage order that works tirelessly to promote the Greater Good. The Order seeks help those who can't help themselves, to ease the suffering of the masses and to fight those who would seek to cause harm to the peoples of Avlis. More information on The Ivory Order of the Sun can be found in the HMC approved book titled Ivory Order of the Sun
The Order is a mage order, and as such only accepts those with direct control over the arcane. If you like what you have heard, and you are a mage whether young or accomplished, the Order is definitely interested in speaking with you.
You should seek an Ivory mage in you home region, and speak with him or her about becoming involved. Before applying find out all you can about the various Orders to make sure the Ivory seems right for you. Once you have decided you want to join, you will go through a two step process:
First you will need to speak with both a Senior and a Great mage regarding your interest, after which you will be invited to a meeting of the Order to take the oath of an initiate. After becoming an initiate you will want to attend both of the AMM lectures if you haven't already. Finally after a period of time has elapsed if all has gone smoothly you can take the oath and become a full member at a subsequent meeting.
The Ivory Order was founded by Melonius Mennallin at the behest of Chert, the last archmage of the White Order of the old Fold of Nine. Chert charged Melonius with founding a mage order dedicated to the ideals that the White and similar orders had represented. The name Ivory Order of the Sun was chosen to symbolize light and a new beginning.
After the events of the Vortex of Chaos, Melonius accepted Andrinor's offer to become part of his newly formed Trust along with the Ashen and Ebony Orders. The Ivory would honor Andrinor as the god of magic, and in return Andrinor would grant the Ivory a voice in a new council with a mandate to regulate arcane magic on Avlis.
Shortly after this Melonius stepped down as archmage, selecting Great Mage of Internal Affairs Talman Grumb to be the second archmage of the Ivory Order. Talman named Lafreth Theoalideth as his new Great Mage of Internal Affairs. In his fourth year as archmage Talman inexplicably vanished, and was replaced by Great Mage of Relations D'Anjal Veskandar Ra. D'Anjal presided over the Ivory Order for nearly two decades until he was slain by the demi-lich Lobera, who prevented D'Anjal's body from being raised. He was succeeded by Lafreth Theoalideth, whose apprentice Jarius Hana succeeded him as Great Mage of Internal Affairs.
The Ivory Order was given its modern form at the end Lafreth's tenure. As his last act before stepping down, Lafreth divided the Ivory into two separate entities, each to be led by one of his former apprentices: the White Order under Fergus Goodmane, and the new Ivory Order under Jarius Hana.
The modern Ivory can be seen as a successor to the ideals of the Silver Order of the old Fold of Nine. Jarius was eventually called away on a matter which he spoke of to none but Lafreth, from which he never returned. Jarius's successor was Tralil Breck, who would go on to pioneer the art of Fatespinning. The seventh and current Archmage is the wemic Mhog'ar, the first non-elf to hold the position since Talman Grumb.
Archmage: Maria Torin (NPC)
Senior Magi of the North:
First Archmage (founder): Melonius Mennallin
Great Mages of Internal Affairs
First Great Mage of Internal Affairs: Talman Grumb
Great Mages of Relations
First Great Mage of Relations: D'Anjal Veskandar Ra
Great Mages of Arms
Original Great Mage of Battle (last before position was renamed): Azash
First Senior Mage of Deglos: Kadrin Duraz
First Senior Mage of Elysia: Alanon Baldor
First Senior Mage of Ferrell: Bell Arren
First Recorded Senior Mage of Galdhaut: Tholin Steelfist (NPC)
First Recorded Senior Mage of Kalion: Sophia D'Vernier (NPC)
First Recorded Senior Mage of Kuras: Moilon va'Luce (NPC)
First Senior Mage of Le'Or: Elvorfilmalia Ju'eir
First Senior Mage of the Seven Cities: Cordelia (NPC)
First Senior Mage of Cythras: Hazel Castlewood (NPC)
Other Members of Note
Malleus Silverflame (NPC), Magus, Immortal of Dra'Nar
Advanced Mage Specializations (AMS)