The scattered remnants of The Holy Order of Reason, known to the people of the Settlement Network as Junk Knights or Junkers. Once upon a time these brave men and women stood against the unending torrent of Insanity that poured into the world from Elsewhere, preserving the technological masteries from the before time, and innovating where they could. Now the Order lies in ruins, it’s surviving members have scattered taking what technological marvels they could save and have founded hundreds of smaller orders.
Though these smaller orders are not inimical to each other, without central leadership they have deviated from the old way and are now as alien to each other as they are to outsiders with each order obsessed with it’s own techniques and discoveries.
They have not lapsed in their duties however and warbands of Junk Knights are still an occasional sight in the tortured countryside.