" A country is only lost when it warrants death. For when the country warrants death there is only death to be had. A grave is useless if you must die to earn it, therefore you shall not perish, but through our valor, now coupled with yours, you shall live, in glory or death; for the only country that should warrant death is inside you, upon the grounds of which you trod with the boots and heels of your brethren, who shall forever hold this country of you worth dying for, if you hold them worthy as well."
- First Order Initiation Creed
The First Order was a Echelon of Knights created by Herman des Villeyres to engage in war with the The Old Ones. the First Order consisted of hand-selected knights whom Herman deemed worthy and fierce enough to fight the demonic machines and war tactics of the Others. At their height of reign, the First Order consisted of Patroloclus the Spear, Stander the Steelcarrier, Lysander the Falcon, Uhric the Mace, Lancelot the Targe, Petrach the Mighty, Maraji the Untamed, Fortus the Mason, Galam the Hidden, Jurack the Maimer, Thesdian the Bold, Theriad the Swift, Ulric the Blade, Ariphia the Edge, and Herman the Unbound.
Throughout the Unilateral Wars, The First Order led portions of Herman’s army into battle – most famously Lysander’s brilliant victory over 20,000 soldiers with just 100 men. Though many of them perished in the Battle of Stander’s Field, there were still six left by the time the Battle of Lakeview Cliff occured; Petrach, Jurack, Thesdian, Ariphia, Fortus, and Herman. Herman went on with Ariphia, as his wife, and Thesdian as his Lord Noble, to recruit new members to the First Order until his death at 71. The most notable of these recruits is Leland the Sharp, who headed the Knighthood until it’s dissolution.
The First Order was disbanded in 60 k.f. by Grand Duke Ulric II, in favor of the more popular and less expensive SEREN corps. The second – highest award given to a military soldier is the Soul of the First Order, only superseded by the Arrow of Lysander.