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Copyright 1998-99 by Lots
Oops, sorry, I've done it again ;-) No matter. This page is a survey of sects which are rumoured to exist, or known the exist but haven't yet been written up. More is known about some sects than others, but if you discover anything new, please feel free to tell this mimir all about it! There's a submissions form at the bottom of this page, or you may find it easier to send this stuff via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Creationists (by Joshua Jarvis)
"Chaos? HECK NO! Limbo is just a plane that hasn't formed yet!" Order is created from chaos. And chaos itself has rules and laws. Countless variables just make it seem random. This group broke off from the Fraternity of Order due to their single minded devotion to finding law in chaos. Based in Mechanus, the Creationists have little interest in other philosophies, except to vehemently oppose the Doomguards' view of the multiverse.
Imbibers (by Obsidian)
These cutters believe that the key to power is becoming immune to every form of pain or harm. They get their name from their imbibing small quantities of poison in order to build up resistance, but also go in for fire- and cold-resistant magic items as well. Imbibers tend to be found on the Lower Planes, in particular Gehenna.
Knights of Judgement (by Caine)
While many claim that belief is the be-all, end-all of life on the Outer Planes, Knights of Judgement, or the Knights Epoche, hold that disbelief is the key to the Multiverse. These monkish cutters wander the Hinterlands (which they believe to be the true negation of belief), thinking of ways to tear down the arguments of others while achieving "epoche", or the absolute suspension of judgement. Bashers who are able to purge themselves of all belief (in notions of good, evil, law, chaos, of substance and the external world, and even of themselves and their sects' beliefs), will achieve perfection.
The Observers (by Matt Maybray)
"There are those who like to tear down the factions from within, like the Anarchists, as there are those who would manipulate the factions for their own ends, like the Shadows. Logically, there would be a third group that infilitrates the factions. I represent that group. The Observers worm their way into the factions and then record what they see, so as their history and philosophy can survive for future generations to ponder and study, even if the beliefs espoused are eventually revealed to be false. It is not our place to judge it is to watch."-- Unknown
The Oppressors (by Lucas Berghaus)
The secret to life lies in pushing others down. If a body could lock all the other sods away, then she'd be the master of everything. Then you wouldn't ever have to do any work again, just get a slave to do it for you. You would be able to do anything you felt like doing. Problem: no one's got the power to keep everyone enslaved or in the dead-book. Solution: Share it. There's more than enough power out there, so set up a small ruling class, and keep everyone else powerless. Rule through fear, and crush the weak. Ally with the strong. Good is the definition of true weakness.
The Peacemakers (by Alex David Groce)
"Chaos, law, can't we focus on your similarities instead of your differences?" -- Peacemaker Valis Tal
Prime Regals (by Joshua Jarvis)
Known sarcastically as the "prime superiors", this screed is common of the lot of 'em:
The Rosebringers (by Caine)
Creativity is the basis of the multiverse, and True Beauty is its ultimate destiny. Though most Cagers think that they're just barmies throwing roses around, the Rosebringers are a sect that believes that the most noble pursuit is to bring Beauty to the multiverse. Thus they spread the beautiful scent of roses wherever they go. Of course, they also indulge in aesthetic pursuits, such as art, music, and literature. In Sigil, Rosebringers can be found hanging around the Civic Festhall and other Sensate-infested areas.
The Separatists (by David Alexander)
"Magic? We love it. Its fine, that is until is starts making portals and the like...
The Tanar (by Gothenem)
The Tanar believe that the tanar'ri are the true highest form of life in the multiverse, that's why the baatezu want them in the dead book. The screed about law vs. chaos is nothing but a cover-up. These berks fight the baatezu in the Blood War, kill those who slay fiends, and are all around evil berks.
Vivisectors (by Obsidian)
An obscure sect on the planes that believes the key to power is in dissecting and understanding the workings of every living (and nonliving!) being in the planes. They're an addle-coved bunch, to be sure, more often than not necromancers or priests of powers of Death, but the Vivisectors also count several rogue modrons among their numbers.
The Watchers (by Baldassarr)
Knowledge is power. Know your enemy and know yourself. Think through. Strategise. The watchers seek to find out as much as they can about their perceived foes. They appear rather inquisitive or even pushy and too forward. They have good memories due to the dozens of little facts they file away, and they have good recall when it comes to who hates who, who owes who a favour, and most important of all, who is hit by iron, lighting, fire, silver etc...