FACTION: ECLIPSE SISTERHOOD
The members of the Eclipse Sisterhood are in rebellion against the patriarchal Traazorite Empire. Women cannot hold political office, run a business or serve in the military. The time has come for that to change! Across the Empire a clandestine rebellion has formed of women who oppose the Empire of the Sun’s treatment of them. Naturally, they have taken the Eclipse as their symbol and inspiration. From a small core of disaffected noblewomen living in the great city of Shanadad, the Eclipse has spread like a plains wildfire across the Empire. Cells exist in virtually every city or town of any size. There are places where Traazorite merchants, nobles, officials and officers cannot move about in less than a large armed group without fearing for their lives.
The cells themselves are highly compartmented. In the rare instance a sister is caught alone and has her back to the wall, she fights to the death. In the even rarer instance of capture, none has ever revealed the details of even her own cell, let alone another. The central authority of the Eclipse is a mysterious figure known only as the Blademother. Possibly no secret in all of Faelon is so well kept as her identity and location. She is a rumor swathed in ambiguity. Does she exist? Who knows who she is or where? Does she move about? Is that Secret Sister in the local cell actually commanding the entire rebellion? The Eclipse does not advocate for the death of all men, although some members might not find that such a bad idea. Instead, they call for equality on the model of places like Koronna and Falkaar. And while some Traazorite men, especially some out in the provinces, may not be adamantly opposed to some change along that line, the Emperor, the Senate and the Legions resist any such change with their full might. Many observers outside the Empire believe it is only a matter of time until the Eclipse Sisterhood succeeds. They also believe that the final battle in the rebellion will be the one for the souls of the Empire’s female Chosen. It is not lost to those who think about such things that everywhere else in the world, those with the gift of magic are equally represented among both boys and girls. Where then are all of the Empire’s female Casters who have not joined the rebellion? Few doubt the Eclipse seek to answer that question once and for all.