GITP - All Monks
Abbey of Azer's Flame
The abbey has lost much of it’s former glory under the rule of the consecutive, weaker leadership of Grandmaster Engong “Nine Kicks” (Half-Orc Monk) who turned it into a den of mercenary thugs, and then Grandmaster Elchar Rothchild (Human Psion/Monk), who nearly destroyed its honored heritage of physical discipline in exchange for trade agreements and political treaties, running it more like his own personal piggy bank than a monastery. But with the ascension of the newest Grandmaster, Brottor “Ironhead” Balderk (Dwarf Monk), the Abbey is rising again in strength and influence, returning at last to its former glory. The Abbey is funded by its rich mining industry, due to the valuable gems and ore found within the Abbor-Alz Hills as well as the various military services it provides to the city that houses the abbey, Durgeddinvale. But this also puts the abbey under constant threat of invasion from raiding bandits, and enemy provinces, as well as usurpation or land seizure from Durgeddinvale itself.