The March of the Old Gods
The White Riders
The White Riders are an order of Holy Knights tasked with protecting the ancient churches and holy sites of the Plains of Athenry. The Order dates back to the founding of the churches of Helm and Torm. The priests of Helm venture out with the knights of Torm and purify the sites of any who wish to defile or profane them. The Order was officially recognized shortly before the conflict between mortals and dragons escalated into all out war. The order was pivotal in keeping the reliquaries and holy relics of the gods safe during the sieges and battles of the Last Great Dragon Purge.
Today, their tasks have not deviated from those given to them thousands of years ago, and they still protect the many holy sites of the Plains. Joining the order is as simple as meeting with a member and going through the trials of faith. However, once the trials have been failed, there is no retrying. Furthermore, the trials are individual, with no two trials being exactly alike.
Once the order has been joined, the member serves until death. Those too old to protect the holy sites of the Plains retire to the church, assisting the clergy members wherever possible.