Order of the Gauntlet

The Order of the Gauntlet is composed of faithful and vigilant seekers of justice who protect others from the depredations of evildoers. The organization is honorable, vigilant, and zealous. Clerics, monks, and paladins of good (and often lawful good) alignments are commonly drawn to the Order of the Gauntlet.

Goals
• Be armed and vigilant against evil.
• Identify evil threats such as secretive power groups and inherently evil creatures.
• Enforce justice.
• Enact retribution against evil actions—do not strike preemptively.

Beliefs
• Faith is the greatest weapon against evil—faith in one’s god, one’s friends, and one’s self.
• Battling evil is an extraordinary task that requires extraordinary strength and bravery.
• Punishing an evil act is just. Punishing an evil thought is not.

Member Traits
The Order of the Gauntlet is a dedicated, tightly knit group of like-minded individuals driven by religious zeal or a finely-honed sense of justice and honor. Friendship and camaraderie are important to members of the order, and they share a trust and a bond normally reserved for siblings. Like highly motivated soldiers, members of the Order of the Gauntlet seek to become the best at what they do and look forward to testing their mettle. There are few, if any, “lone wolves” in this organization.

Chevall, Rank 1
(0 Renown)

Faction Insignia
Pendant

Marcheon, Rank 2
(3 Renown)

Faction Training (half priced and half as many downtime days)
Smith's tools, Leatherworker's tools, Carpenter's tools, Mason's tools, Vehicles

Become an Apprentice
If your mentor saves against an effect, you gain advantage.
1/short rest you can help your mentor as a bonus action.
You don't grant cover against attacks from your mentor.
You may learn any language or tool proficiency your mentor has for 125 downtime.

Whitehawk, Rank 3
(10 Renown, 5th level, 1 secret mission)

Faction Downtime Activity
 

Item Procurement
1 weapon or shield, cloak of protection (uncommon: 50 days, 500 gp) 
+1 armor, ring of warmth (rare: 5th level
, 100 days, 5,000gp)

Vindicator, Rank 4
(25 Renown, 11th level, 3 secret missions)

Become a Mentor
If your apprentice saves against an effect, you gain advantage.
1/short rest you can help your apprentice as a bonus action.
You don't grant cover against attacks from your apprentice.
Taking on apprentice counts as secret mission.
May spend 30 downtime to gain 1 renown

Righteous Hand, Rank 5
(50 Renown, 17th level, 10 secret missions)

Exemplar
1/session you can grant one ally from the same faction Inspiration

Order of the Gauntlet

Storm King's Thunder matty_myers