Chronicles of Thale
The Cleansing Light
The Cleansing Light is a fanatical, militant religious order dedicated to Delvyr, lesser god of knowledge, learning, and light. They advocate the proper use of magic and the eradication of deviant arcane creations. Members of the Cleansing Light believe in a divine force that flows through all living things – a benevolent, universal source of light that joins all life together through Delvyr. In the eyes of the Cleansing Light, indecent magic use is a dangerous infection – a cancer that must be destroyed before it inflicts irrevocable harm on the spirit of the world itself. The warriors of the Cleansing Light see no difference between a warlock dabbling in necromancy and a vile beholder; both are abominations to the natural order, and both must be eradicated as quickly as possible.
The driving force behind the Cleansing Light is a council of devoted clerics known as the Unblemished. These mystics commune with Delvyr, receiving oracular visions and coordinating the actions of the Army of the Light. Most of the soldiers of the light are simple warriors, peasants who have been swayed by the rhetoric of the church and joined the crusade against the unclean arcane darkness. What they lack in skill, they make up for with pure zeal. Scattered throughout these forces are paladins, clerics, and knights of cleansing.
Traditionally, the Army of the Light ignores all secular borders and governments. Many feifdoms overlook this; most are happy to be rid of what may be lurking in the shadows of society. But there have been conflicts in the past, primarily because The Cleansing Light lacks subtlety and often directly assaults opponents without regard to collateral damage.