Rumors are abound in Delos, a hushed heralding of the revival of the Sect of Blades, hidden away near the arena of Delos. Ages past saw the Sect as a common grounds for mastering martial prowess and tactical lore, building around principles of honor and skill to form a sect of honor-bound warriors.
The Sect itself is secretive in nature, choosing to reveal their inner workings only to those who have proved their mettle and honor on the battlefield. Requiring a steep entry fee for membership, early members are at the mercy of their peers to prove their martial superiority - ranks within the Sect are gained by accruing marks of valor for fights performed with no assistance. The ability to slay one's target or defend from one's aggressor with only the tools at their disposal is valued above all for the honor of the Sect.
Those who prove their worth will rise in rank, finding further more of the organization's secrets and membership, including the ability to pinpoint champions among the Sect and communicate through organizational means. Those who obtain the highest levels of honor are granted various privileges, including access to the inner hall, and gaining the ability to personalize one's deadliest techniques - an individualized version of a beheading, and gruesome unique deathsight to accompany it. Those who stand upon the Sect's Council, bearing the greatest honors, may also compete among one another for a legendary Ankyrean artifact, said to bring omniscience to those surrounded in battle.
Keep an ear out for whispers and an eye on the shadows, for the Sect's return will be trailed by newly stained blood.
Players who obtain membership in the Sect will be subject to a higher standard of roleplay in exchange for relaxed PK rules, especially between members.
Members of the Sect, except under specific criteria, are open PK to each other at any given time. Using such opportunities to bring a large group to a fight renders the opportunity wasted, as points will only be accrued by fair odds.