Pirates of the Broken Coast
MILITANT ORDER OF THE ARCANE TEMPEST
For more than two decades, the gun mages of the Militant Order of the Arcane Tempest have trained in the art of harnessing the arcane through gun fighting. Whereas other gun mages may be dilettantes in war, members of the Militant Order of the Arcane Tempest are hardened fighters trained for battle.
The Militant Order grew out of the Tempest Academy, an adjunct of the Strategic Academy established by Warmaster General Carston Laddermore at the height of Vinter IV’s reign, a perilous time for practitioners of magic. Once a cabal of arcanists who came together in the early days of the gun mage’s craft, this organization was soon inducted as a true branch of the Cygnaran Army. Since then, the Militant Order of the Arcane Tempest has become an exceedingly professional and disciplined fighting force.
Initiates of the Arcane Tempest undergo strenuous training at the Strategic Academy. All graduates are lethal marksmen, having mastered a variety of gun-based sorceries and small- unit tactics before they earned the right to wield the magelock pistol and wear the distinctive uniform of the Arcane Tempest. These gun mages occasionally find themselves assigned as specialized support to other branches of the military, often as members of unorthodox engagement teams.