In contrast to openly militant CABALS, coteries are organizations whose
purposes are primarily social and scholarly. Joining a coterie gives one a
greater sense of belonging and purpose, as well as providing friends with
common interests to accompany one in an often dangerous world.
The former coteries of Herald and Mystic have banded together to form the Consortium.
Members who are specialized in the areas of literature, history or the arts become Heralds.
Those who are interested in religion, the physical world, or the arcane become Mystics.
Scholars are those who embody a mixture of interests. A fourth coterie, known as Strife, is
reserved for those who seek to further their studies in combat without the rigorous demands
of a militant cabal.
|Academics of Serin
|Phostan the Headmaster of the Consortium
|Historians of Serin
|Vanisse the Myth Weaver
|Erudites of Serin
|Taleroth the Lingering Singer
|Gladiators of Serin
|Lorne the Glowering Tower of Power
Coteries are not openly aggressive, like Serin's military cabals, and thus
there are far fewer demands placed upon their members in terms of combat.
Coteries may start fights, but must never declare war or invade cabals.
Coteries form the core of Serin's social network, and those of any coterie
may partake in the GOSSIP channel even away from the Traveler's Rest.
Note that Patrons and Nobles (Nobles of Valour, and Counts of Darkhaven)
are considered a noteable resident of their respective town, but not tied
directly to a coterie. You are welcome to join a coterie after buying one
of these titles. However, joining cabals with these titles is not allowed.