By Jackie Cassada, Rick Chillot, Stephen DiPesa, Matthew McFarland, John Newman, Malcolm Sheppard
The fourth of the five order books for Mage
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Enlightenment is an empire forged from the joining of peoples and powers, but it is never, ever, freely given. This is the way of the cosmos, and it carries with it a terrible danger, for there is no predestined hope, no guarantee that virtuous men and women will attain the thrones of the Fallen World, much less claim the palaces of the gods from the Exarchs. The rightness of a cause does not guarantee its success, so the righteous need champions: soldiers, insurgents and even orators dedicated to humanity’s side in the war for Creation.
There are more esoteric purification practices, designed to burn the “wrongness” out of a mage’s spirit. These include fasting, intense exercise, hermitage and painful ordeals. To some Arrows, suicide is the ultimate form of self-purification, offering truly broken souls a chance to renew themselves with a good death. Corollary: The Body Is Sacred The Adamantine Arrow’s membership includes the fittest humans alive. Despite what envious outsiders say, magic isn’t the primary reason why Arrows have strong, tough, quick bodies.
As guns put killing power in the hands of anyone who could “point and shoot,” nullifying the protective armor of knights and leveling the playing field, the nature of war itself changed. The Arrows, as usual, adapted to the new, deadly Sleeper technologies, incorporating them into their magic while keeping to the spirit of their order. Within their own company, apart from the Sleepers, the Arrow mages sought to preserve the purity of their rotes, seeking to keep strong the connective thread of magic that linked them, however tenuously in a world steadily growing away from it, to the Supernal World.
Adamantine Arrow (Mage: the Awakening) by Jackie Cassada, Rick Chillot, Stephen DiPesa, Matthew McFarland, John Newman, Malcolm Sheppard