Many ages past, a small bent figure foretold of the coming of a great man; a man whose life work, his geas, his very purpose of being would be to fight injustice wherever he saw it. And from this fight shall spring a New Order. An order dedicated to helping the helpless, righting the wrong, and championing the down-trodden everywhere. Moreover, this bent figure also foretold the dawn of this new Order would be the dawn of the blackest day for the minions of evil.
And so it came to pass. The mighty champion Gandanor of House Pendragon was born. Noted was he for his long struggle against the vilest of evil minions, Shadokil. Verily was he a thorn in their side. His hatred of evil and nobleness of spirit became legend, and he joined forces with the gallant and chivalrous Cua of House Holyeagle and the quick and clever seeress Bethan of House Heavenly Chaos to form The Holy Order of the Light, followers of Radience. Knowing the fight against evil would be a long and nasty one, causing much grief and gnashing of teeth, the three wrote and spread to all the land the Five Pillars to guide and uplift the new Order and the terror stricken land:
- Self Control
- Indomitable Spirit
For those with these pillars inscribed in their hearts, Radience have called them to the Light to bring light to the shadow, aid to the helpless, solace to the weary and justice to the down-trodden.
Excerpt from the Tome of Radience, The Book of Legends