Leader: First Vindicator Drane Orryn
Base of Operations: Culdairhl
In the past, to become a Vindicator one had to be solely devoted to the Divine Faith. These days such requirements have been cast aside, and anyone can now join; granted that they have what it takes to become a Vindicator, which is a demand that requires a lot of discipline and skill of judgement. Vindicators were once knights, templars and paladins, sworn by their duty to the Divine to uphold his prophetess' teachings, and to guard the realms of the faithful from the dangers of magic. Today most members are still faithful, though the Vindicators openly accept followers of any faith and those who consider themselves as non-religious.
Vindicators mostly supervise mages in training and guard them from not only outside dangers, but from themselves. Vindicators are well aware of how dangerous magic can be, and as such they are ever watchful to ensure that the mages in their care do not corrupt themselves. Vindicators also hunt down potential renegade mages who pose as dangerous threats to those around them. This effectively makes Vindicators mage-hunters, and as such they train to become skilled in fighting magic wielders.
While a majority of Vindicators reside by the side of mage colleges, academies and towers, some are routinely sent out on specified tasks. These tasks can be anything from recovering dangerous artifacts, hunting down renegade mages or to maintain order in areas where mages are acting problematic.
Though anyone can become a Vindicator, it is only the strongest and most willing who see the blue cloak donned. It is expected that a Vindicator is not only skilled in battling with a melee-weapon and shield, but that she also controls basic magic. Typically the school of choice is Arcanism, as it allows the Vindicator to dispel most harmful spells.
Vindicators typically don mail armour for mobility and stamina and some plate to withstand tougher spells, and most Vindicators equip themselves with a sword. What every Vindicator must have is a shield. Their shields are enchanted to resist and deflect most spells, and a Vindicator's shield is essentially her greatest asset for protection. Defensive tactics are a Vindicator's greatest ally, and especially so when facing off dangerous renegades and magical beasts.