On the Table of Fate
Stories tell of a traveler from a land far across the Grey Sea, who brought the foundations of modern monasticism to Eastmarch millennia ago. Since that time, the tradition has formed its own basis of followers throughout Moravia, and monasteries have popped up throughout the continent. Typically secluded from the outside world, monks concern themselves with achieving physical and spiritual self perfection, through meditation and intense discipline. Although monks care little for outside events, and outsiders are rarely allowed into the monasteries, monks may occasionally leave their walls behind to test their skills abroad. Many orders are instantly recognizable by their hair alone, which is often shaven but for a long top-knot, or else completely bald. Even when this is not the case, the monk’s strange manners often make them instantly recognizable to outsiders.