Campaign of the Month: November 2016
Vigilant Iron Schooling House
Members (est.): 55
Strictures: Dues, Service(training other members), Fraternity
Areas of expertise: Adept combat, adept powers
This “society” started as a small and simple training house of 5 members that grew thanks to the boxing adept that started it and the membership it attracted. The founder, Jekkik, an adept with a heart of gold and fists of iron, set up the school in an abandoned gym on the edge of Capetown. He invited people to train there not based on their Talent, or talent, but instead based on their need to protect themselves in the harsh world of the Capetown’s slums. He treated members with respect and taught them in turn to respect the art and the power it gave, and then to pass on their knowledge in the traditions he had given to them.
Today the Vigilant Iron principle is taught to more 50 members, with an initiatory group of adepts at its core. The schools have far more mundanes studying there than adepts, but all who train there are expected to give back. All members are expected to spend some time training others, whether it be helping them practice with sparring, working out, learning new techniques, supplying their fellow members with a cup of soykaf, or supporting community interventions when the trouble a student faces is greater than they can handle alone.
The schools are a fine place for a runner with a conscience to learn and give back at the same time. An adept can advance even further by initiating within the Vigilant Iron, especially since the group does not have much in the way of structure or burdensome requirements beyond continuing to teach at the school. A member can be expelled if they fail to give back or violate the traditions of the school. Returning to good graces usually requires some act of contrition on the part of the violator.