The Chapter of the Radiant Claw

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The Chapter of the Radiant Claw is the official name given to the members of House Mandragoran that best represent the more adventurous and talented followers of Valoren. Dedicated to seeking wealth and treasure wherever it can be found, the members of the chapter tend to have rather diverse skills. Some serve as merchants and traders of great renown, others as treasure hunters, they all share in common the strong desire to accumulate wealth and material possessions. This wealth is generally used for good purposes and many a hospital and school owe their existence to members of the chapter. This isn’t always the case though, as the dragon blooded do love their treasure.

Folks of all races serve in the Chapter of the Radiant Claw, but most are members of the various draconic bloodlines. The chapter is officially a part of House Mandragoran.

Within The Chapter of the Radiant Claw there are several ranks.
1. Vrantvrak – These are the newest members of the chapter, they aren’t recognized as anything other than prospective members-in-training.
2. Z’ar Wyrm – Once they are finished with their training, the Vrantvrak are promoted to the rank of Z’ar Wyrm. Most members of the chapter fall within this rank. These are the accountants and traders of the empire as well as the treasure hunters of little renown.
3. Tilabel Wyrm – If a Z’ar Wyrm has shown themselves to be of superior skill or intellect they may be promoted to this rank. These are the members of the chapter that handle the biggest accounts or take on the toughest recoveries.
4. Jennu Wyrm – Only the most skilled Tilabel Wyrm can hope to one day attain this lofty title. These are the masters of the chapter, born with an innate understanding of the value of all things and fearless seekers of riches beyond comprehension.

Notable members of the Chapter:

  • Jennu Wyrm Razastor Mandragoran, Chapter Master, copper dragon, and direct descendant of Lan Mandragoran and Azariel Mandragoran. His family has served in the interests of the empire since before it was even founded. He is one of the members of the Mandragoran line that is capable of utilizing pure light as his breath weapon thanks to his mercury dragon ancestry.
  • Z’ar Wyrm Manastasozar Xlexendrus, Chapter recruiter and regal (if somewhat grumpy) blue dragon.

To join the Chapter of the Radiant Claw the petitioner must meet the following requirements:

  • Have some proof of draconic origin
  • Must make a donation to the chapter of one Mithril scale

OR

  • Have a Will Save of at least +1 (base)
  • Have at least 4 ranks in the Appraise skill
  • Must make a donation to the chapter of one Mithril scale

OR

  • Have a BAB of at least +1
  • Have at least 5 ranks in the Tumble skill
  • Must worship Valoren
  • Must make a donation to the chapter of one Mithril scale

To attain the rank of Tilabel Wyrm:

  • Have some proof of draconic origin
  • Must have a breath weapon, wings, or a +1 (or more) bonus to their Natural Armor
  • Must be considered Old (per species)
  • Must worship Valoren
  • Must make a donation to the chapter of one hundred Mithril scales

OR

  • Have a Will Save of at least +8 (base)
  • Must have an Intelligence bonus of at least +3
  • Have at least 12 ranks in the Appraise skill
  • Must worship Valoren
  • Must make a donation to the chapter of one hundred Mithril scales

OR

  • Have a BAB of at least +5
  • Have at least 12 ranks in the Tumble skill
  • Have at least 12 ranks in the Hide skill
  • Have at least 12 ranks in the Appraise skill
  • Must worship Valoren
  • Must make a donation to the chapter of one hundred Mythril scales

Rank Benefits:
Vrantvrak – Free room and board
Z’ar Wyrm – Free room and board, +2 bonus to Appraise checks
Tilabel Wyrm – Immunity to the fear aura of dragons, +2 circumstance bonus to diplomacy checks, +2 divine bonus to Will saves made to avoid fear effects and illusions, +2 divine bonus to reflex saves and armor class when attempting to avoid the effects of a sprung trap.
Jennu Wyrm – Unknown

The Chapter of the Radiant Claw

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