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18th Jun '16 11:34:20 PM Doug86
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* The Guardians of the Universe who give the Comicbook/GreenLantern Corps their power in Franchise/TheDCU.

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* The Guardians of the Universe who give the Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern Corps their power in Franchise/TheDCU.
14th Jun '16 11:52:34 PM Dirtyblue929
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* In ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'', the [[StupidJetpackHitler massive technological leaps made by the Nazis]] that allowed them to [[AlternateHistory win WWII]] are revealed to be the result of them discovering and reverse-engineering the technology of the Da'at Yichud, an ancient society of Hebrew scientists who have spent thousands of years developing [[ClarkesThirdLaw hyper-advanced, seemingly magical]] inventions in secret. It's eventually revealed that they had begun to break their vows of secrecy and aid the Allies near the end of the war, but by then it was too late.
15th Apr '16 5:01:54 PM Doug86
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* The Guardians of the Universe who give the Comicbook/GreenLantern Corps their power in TheDCU.

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* The Guardians of the Universe who give the Comicbook/GreenLantern Corps their power in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU.
24th Mar '16 8:57:18 AM ObsidianFire
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** The mere ''presence'' of Uatu, without actually speaking a word of warning, is a clear indication that something of cosmic significance is about to happen. And most of Marvel's heroes [[GenreSavvy know it]].

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** The mere ''presence'' of Uatu, without actually speaking a word of warning, is a clear indication that something of cosmic significance is about to happen. And most of Marvel's heroes [[GenreSavvy know it]].it.
13th Feb '16 10:59:36 AM sgamer82
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* The Second Foundation in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' series.
** This is certainly true early in the series, but by the third book and beyond, a strong argument could be made [[spoiler:that they are an AncientConspiracy]].
*** Nope: the first foundation is [[spoiler: the ancient conspiracy]], the second foundation is [[spoiler: the safeguard of the ancient conspiracy]], and finally [[spoiler: we have the collective-consciousness planet/civilization Gaia]] which is [[spoiler: a safeguard of the safeguard of the ancient conspiracy]], and all exist because [[spoiler: a positronic Xanatos spent 20,000 years following the dying wish of a friend]]
* [[JohnCWright The Mansion Everness]] in ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming''.

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* The Second Foundation in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' series.
** This
''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series is certainly true early in the series, but by the third book and beyond, a strong argument could be made [[spoiler:that they are an AncientConspiracy]].
*** Nope: the first foundation is [[spoiler: the ancient conspiracy]], the second foundation is [[spoiler: the safeguard of the ancient conspiracy]], and finally [[spoiler: we have the collective-consciousness planet/civilization Gaia]] which is [[spoiler:
created largely as a safeguard of to make sure the safeguard of first Foundation follows the ancient conspiracy]], right path. It stays in the background and all exist because [[spoiler: a positronic Xanatos spent 20,000 years following does not interfere, but does have operatives in place in case things get too OffTheRails from the dying wish of a friend]]
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original Seldon Plan.
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[[JohnCWright The Mansion Everness]] in ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming''.


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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}:''
** The Brotherhood of St. Zherneau's was founded in Charis after reading knowledge about the true history of Safehold and its enforced MedievalStasis left to them by an Adam. From that point on they became the safeguard of that history and knowledge and work to ultimately bring that knowledge back to Safehold. Most of Charis' previous kings were part of the plan. Upon revealing themselves to Merlin and Cayleb, the Brotherhood becomes a check-and-balance for the Inner Circle, vetting new candidates to be inducted.
** ''Hell's Foundations Quiver'' introduces the Sisterhood of Saint Khody. They've been active much longer than the Brotherhood, but the source of their knowledge is a journal left behind by one of the original ''seijins'', who had only begun to suspect what had been done, so they lacked the full awareness of Safehold's past that the Brotherhood possessed. They are just as committed to the defeating the CorruptChurch and have access to mainland resources that the protagonists otherwise lack.
19th Nov '15 5:56:39 AM StFan
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If a member of a passive AncientTradition is a recurring character, they tend to break their [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} vow of non-interference]] with shocking regularity. If the tradition starts taking a more direct approach, they often become TheOrder.

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If a member of a passive AncientTradition is a recurring character, they tend to break their [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause vow of non-interference]] with shocking regularity. If the tradition starts taking a more direct approach, they often become TheOrder.



** The [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]] [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes means]] not interfering with other cultures at all, even space-faring ones at a comparable tech level. It also sometimes mandates hidden interference if it is necessary to keep the other culture existent, and sometimes specifically prohibits it even then. Some ExpandedUniverse materials attempt to HandWave this issue by treating the Prime Directive as a complete mess, drafted in too much haste as a knee-jerk reaction to a terrible mistake, and so riddled with exceptions and loopholes that Starfleet captains can interpret it to mean whatever the hell they want it to mean.

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** The [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes means]] not interfering with other cultures at all, even space-faring ones at a comparable tech level. It also sometimes mandates hidden interference if it is necessary to keep the other culture existent, and sometimes specifically prohibits it even then. Some ExpandedUniverse materials attempt to HandWave this issue by treating the Prime Directive as a complete mess, drafted in too much haste as a knee-jerk reaction to a terrible mistake, and so riddled with exceptions and loopholes that Starfleet captains can interpret it to mean whatever the hell they want it to mean.
28th Sep '15 4:08:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' has the Mandate, a school of sorcery committed to preventing the second apocalypse. Because their ancient enemy is so long forgotten that it is considered a myth, the Mandate are something of a joke among the sorcerous schools, but then again they're the only ones who still know Gnostic magic, which is far more powerful than the Anagogic magic of the other schools.
* [[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} The Erisian Liberation Front]].
** More accurately, the collective Discordian Cabal. It's implied that the ELF itself is actually relatively young, like its contemporary compatriots. They just happen to know and guard some very old secrets. The actually oldest and most mysterious organization in the book is called A.'.A.'., which is not an acronym of anything; anyone claiming otherwise is an impostor.

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' has the Mandate, a school of sorcery committed to preventing the second apocalypse. Because their ancient enemy is so long forgotten that it is considered a myth, the Mandate are something of a joke among the sorcerous schools, but then again they're the only ones who still know Gnostic magic, which is far more powerful than the Anagogic magic of the other schools.
* [[Literature/{{Illuminatus}} The Erisian Liberation Front]].
** More accurately,
''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'': the collective Discordian Cabal. It's implied that the ELF itself is actually relatively young, like its contemporary compatriots. They just happen to know and guard some very old secrets. The actually oldest and most mysterious organization in the book is called A.'.A.'., which is not an acronym of anything; anyone claiming otherwise is an impostor.



* The Mandate in ''SecondApocalypse''.

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* The ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' has the Mandate, a school of sorcery committed to preventing the second apocalypse. Because their ancient enemy is so long forgotten that it is considered a myth, the Mandate in ''SecondApocalypse''.are something of a joke among the sorcerous schools, but then again they're the only ones who still know Gnostic magic, which is far more powerful than the Anagogic magic of the other schools.
28th Sep '15 3:59:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''SecondApocalypse'' has the Mandate, a school of sorcery committed to preventing the second apocalypse. Because their ancient enemy is so long forgotten that it is considered a myth, the Mandate are something of a joke among the sorcerous schools, but then again they're the only ones who still know Gnostic magic, which is far more powerful than the Anagogic magic of the other schools.

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* ''SecondApocalypse'' ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' has the Mandate, a school of sorcery committed to preventing the second apocalypse. Because their ancient enemy is so long forgotten that it is considered a myth, the Mandate are something of a joke among the sorcerous schools, but then again they're the only ones who still know Gnostic magic, which is far more powerful than the Anagogic magic of the other schools.
25th Sep '15 3:32:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Mandate in ''SecondApocalypse''.

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* The ''SecondApocalypse'' has the Mandate, a school of sorcery committed to preventing the second apocalypse. Because their ancient enemy is so long forgotten that it is considered a myth, the Mandate in ''SecondApocalypse''.are something of a joke among the sorcerous schools, but then again they're the only ones who still know Gnostic magic, which is far more powerful than the Anagogic magic of the other schools.
11th Sep '15 2:23:15 PM gemmabeta2
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* One of the proposals on how to deal with keeping nuclear waste safely buried is to create a quasi-religious cabal (an "atomic priesthood") dedicated to warning people to stay away from nuclear waste burial sites.
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