Panoply

THE PANOPLY

Panoply

A PHILOSOPHY BORN IN THE MINDS OF MONSTERS, this young movement consists of a few educated Berans who have proclaimed themselves philosophers. Inspired by the new—and comparably peaceful—cooperation among the many races of Ber, they have begun to found schools throughout their nation. There they educate students in matters of art and culture from around the world, pursuits normally mocked by those who follow the old tribal ways.

Though there is great debate among them, in general, Panopleists criticize the current, exploitative, wealth-motivated society. They aim for an establishment of a fully racially integrated, classless, stateless, and communalist society structured upon common ownership of land, resources, and the means of production. They seek an end to entrepreneurialism and the aristocracy, and believe in free access to essentials like food and housing for all citizens. In the end, they hope to do away with money entirely.

A few traveling professors from the Panoply schools have made a splash among the dockers in Flint, and every year more foreign artists and poets attend the parties of wealthy Beran nobles who are eager to appear cultured. Certain “lost” writings and quotations attributed to the historic philosopher William Miller have recently been disseminated amongst Panopleists and dockers in Flint. Though he was executed long before the Panoply came into being, many dockers and Panopleists regard Miller as an icon and martyr to their movement.

Philosopher clerics and inquisitors devoted to the Panoply may choose from the domains Community, Knowledge, Liberation, and Protection. Their favored weapon is the sap.

Panoply

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