The Order of Horus is a proud faction of mainly duta guardians and one of the earliest. The origins of the orders is shrouded in the mists of time, but there is no doubt that such histories are in the many volumes kept within the walls of Akash, ready to be brought back to light. This order in particular carries the name of the general who commands it. General Horus is mythic figure from the deep history of Zion. His symbolism, the falcon and blue rimmed eye, were also adopted by the order as sigils. Horus, some believe, may have risen to his svargduta station from the ranks of the Aurai souls. His order is militaristic, secretive, and the falcon helmets that make them stand out hint at the anatomy of Aurai.
A notable member of the order, Captain Zaajah is a compatriot of the already impressive Moon Order Captain, Maiel. The pair consider themselves sisters, despite being of different orders and families. Their friendship has been strong since childhood, and it is hinted that many thought they were to become a ketu. The erela are deeply bonded, but not quite so far as a marriage. The suggestion is one that causes annoyance to them, because of the sexualization of their bond for the pleasure of others.
Captain Zaajah is a prominent member of the guardians. She’s a formidable trainer and brings extensive experience to the craft. This and their friendship is why Captain Maiel trusts her to guard her atman while undergoing dharmic contracts in Samsara. Like Maiel, Zaajah has the utmost respect from her squads and the younglings in their charge. None will step out of line or fail orders on her watch.
The Horus order is responsible for inspiring the Ancient Egyptians. The architecture and the symbols of their leader can be found all over the Northeastern African country. Because they are so ancient, it is plausible that the formation of the area was purposely modeled after them by non-human hands. It shouldn’t be believed, however, that the guardians of the Order or Horus frequent this part of Samsara. Although some may guard incarnated souls in the region, it is not their goal to concentrate themselves there.
Members of the Order are marked by dogged determination and militaristic rigor. They are most comfortable wearing garments that lean toward light armor, even at home. Horus members spend a great deal of time perfecting their combat skills and strengthening their sattva for battle. To them, the inevitable battles Zion faces prove that they must be vigilant in such matters.
Due to their focus on military interests, the order has developed specialized weapons of which no other order makes use. These weapons are considered a secondary identification for the individuals carrying them. Every guardian in the order is trained to use all the weapons in their arsenal, as it might be necessary to pick up another’s blade in defense of themselves or the borders. For instance, if the archers are decimated, swordsman can step in and take up the task. They are expected to command a high level of proficiency, but only the best are given the first line in any particular group.
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