The Order of Paladins is is dedicated to holding the Wall, the immense metaphysical barrier on the border of Purgarth’s reality; and defending the Confederation from what is beyond the Wall in Xao. As the defenders of reality, the Paladins are the oldest Knightly Order in Confederation, having survived the fall of the Old Crown following the Revolt. It was founded over two hundred years ago, after the period known as Long Walpurgis, when the reign of Witches lasted for a generation and Demons invaded from Xao, laying waste to much of the Old Crown. During this time Saint Adrian Nicomedia forged the first Calibur to arm Saint Gabriel Kane, founding the Order of Paladins. It was at the Battle of Mesal that the Paladins proved themselves, overcoming the Witch-Queen herself, Abigail Williams. Since then, the Paladins have settleing into a role of continually pushing back the monstrosities of Xao; of which there seems to be a limitless supply in the world. Attacks also come from Witches following the legacy of Abigail Williams. The Wall never seems sufficient enough a barrier, ebbing and flowing as if driven by some cosmic tide and at times the Paladins’ manpower is quite exhausted.