In the year 1145, following the assassination of the Empress Candor at the vile hands of the heretic known as the Black Prince, the Emperor Tiberius III set into motion the brotherhood that would become the Order of the Rose. Immune to all law save that of their elders, members of the Order are among the most powerful and influential people in the Empire. They have one directive; to root out and utterly destroy all forms of corruption, subterfuge, and heresy within the Empire. They are given the right to use any means necessary to do so, and no one, not even the royal family, are beyond their reach.
Only the best and the brightest may join their brotherhood, and they keep their number at exactly ninety nine active agents. Should one perish in the line of duty (or otherwise), the Grandmasters are deployed to their assigned territories across the Empire in search of new recruits. Once a potential recruit has been found, they are evaluated for their purity, faith, and honor. Then they are initiated into the Order under the wing of their Ringmaster. During this process, the mages of the Order perform transformations to the recruit, altering them until they become the apex of human capability and potential. Should the recruit survive the process, they are given the title of Inquisitor and assigned to a city and district.
Each Inquisitor of the Order is independent, operating however they wish, with access to nearly unlimited resources and power. The only person they answer to is their Grandmaster. How they do their job is up to them, and no questions will ever be asked.
An unwritten job of the iInquisitor is to inspire fear in the people. Give them something to be more scared of than the Black Prince and his army of foul Heretics. Most newly initiated Inquisitors are often surprised by the lengths people will go to avoid their scrutiny, but will eventually get used to it.
As well as the near unlimited wealth of the Order of the Rose, the Inquisitors also have access to the services of the Knights of the Rose. These men and women are considered the personal army of the Order, and employ their services to any Inquisitor in need of aid. However, should an Inquisitor in the field have need of an army, and there are no depositories nearby, then the Inquisitor may feel free to commandeer anything they need from the local government or authority.
In this game you will begin your journey as a potential recruit, one of five races, from one of thirteen distinct territories, each with different traits and mannerisms.
Please leave any suggestions and ideas you may have, and a demo is currently in the works. Thanks!