Kord is the storm god and the lord of battle. He revels in strength, battlefield prowess, and thunder. Fighters and athletes revere him. He is a mercurial god, unbridled and wild, who summons storms over land and sea; those who hope for better weather appease him with prayers and spirited toasts.
Order of Kord Thunderstroke (Annual) (6 permanent elders, about 30 rotating members)
This martial Order devotes itself to protecting the Cloister itself and the nearby Footfall. A half-dozen retired elders head the Order, and spend their days in the Cloister. Of the rest, only a quarter or a fifth are actually under the Vows and secluded in the Cloister at any point in time. At the Annual Apert, some of the rest of the Order will return from Footfall, where they have been in charge of the city Guard, or from some larger quest out into the world. These returning brothers and sisters will renew their Vow, and spend a year recuperating, training, and learning from the Order. Those who have just finished a year in the Cloister will take up their swords and venture out of the Cloister to ensure that Footfall and the Cloister remain safe.