The Chapter of the Onyx Eye

Emblem of the Onyx Eye

The Chapter of the Onyx Eye is the name taken by the members of House Derth. Many of them are followers of Talus although that isn’t required for membership in the Chapter. Its members are spies and thieves who are devoted to scouring the realm for hidden and forbidden knowledge. Members of the Chapter frequently run into problems when encountering the followers of Bourn who don’t take their hoarding of knowledge lightly. The information that they discover is frequently used by House Derth for the purposes of blackmail and extortion or frequently sold to the highest bidder.

Within The Chapter of the Onyx Eye there are several ranks.

  1. Custos – The new recruits, these members are trained and tested vigorously to prove they are an asset to the Chapter and not a liability.
  2. Explorator Custos – Once a prospective recruit has successfully completed a mission for the Chapter they are granted this title. Members of this rank are the most common and serve as the Chapters “ears on the street”.
  3. Facultas Custos – Proven leaders who excel at their work are granted this title. Most of the truly useful information is gathered by the Facultas Custos.
  4. Magnus Custos – These are the masters of the chapter, masters of shadows and deception.

Notable members of the Chapter:

  • Explorator Custos Roderick Smithington, he serves as the main contact between the Church of Bourn and House Derth.

To petition to join The Chapter of the Onyx Eye the potential recruit must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have at least 4 ranks in the Hide skill
  • Must have at least 4 ranks in the Bluff skill
  • Must have at least 4 ranks in the Move Silently skill

To attain the rank of Facultas Custos:

  • Must have at least 12 ranks in the Hide skill
  • Must have at least 12 ranks in the Bluff skill
  • Must have at least 12 ranks in the Move Silently skill
  • Must have at least 12 ranks in the Forgery skill

Rank Benefits:
Custos – Free room and board in various safe houses.
Explorator Custos – +1 bonus on Reflex Saves
Facultas Custos – +2 bonus to Spot, Search, and Listen checks
Magnus Custos – Unknown

The Chapter of the Onyx Eye

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