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* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}. Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}} led the ''[[{{Heel}} rudo]]'' [[PowerStable The Order of the Neo-Solar Temple]], named for the RealLife [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Solar_Temple Order of the Solar Temple]] from 2006-2010. It took on the image of a {{Cult}} after Mantis dropped Tim Donst on his head and "convinced" him that he was a member.[[note]]It would later be revealed that Donst was actually [[TheMole a mole]] to find out how Wrestling/ChrisHero learned the counter to Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush's FinishingMove The CHIKARA Special.[[/note]]
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* The Knights of the Silver Hand from the ''Franchise/{{Warcraft|ExpandedUniverse}}'' setting were founded by the first [[ThePaladin paladins]]. It had quite a few members at one point, but was largely wiped out by Arthas after his corruption. It was later [[OrderReborn reformed]] by Tirion Fordring, and then merged with the Argent Dawn to form the Argent Crusade.

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* The Knights of the Silver Hand from the ''Franchise/{{Warcraft|ExpandedUniverse}}'' setting were founded by the first [[ThePaladin paladins]]. It had quite a few members at one point, but was largely wiped out by Arthas after his corruption. It was later [[OrderReborn reformed]] by Tirion Fordring, and then merged with the Argent Dawn to form the Argent Crusade. After the death of Tirion during the Burning Legion attack on Azeroth, a [[PlayerCHaracter heroic Paladin]] reforms the Order and unites all other Paladin orders under its banner.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', Geralt encounters the Order Of The Flaming Rose, led by Jacques De Aldersberg. Geralt has the option of siding with them, against them, or staying out of the conflict with the Scoia'tael altogether. They turn up in the sequels as well, having been taken on by [[TheCaligula Radovid]] in the second game, and have been disbanded by the third, though several rogue members appear in the ''Hearts Of Stone'' expansion.

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* The Knights of Cunitz from ''Videogame/LostTechnology''.

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** The nation of Karrnath in ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' divides a lot of its military up into various Orders with different specialties. The one most players will get to know is the Order of the Emerald Claw, a RenegadeSplinterFaction who serve the lich Vol and are considered zealots, terrorists and traitors across most of Khorvaire, ''especially'' in Karrnath itself (and not just because Kaius III has some ''very serious'' [[{{Pun}} bones to pick]] with Vol).

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* The Jomsvikings


* The eponymous group of the Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series by Creator/MercedesLackey. The Heralds are each [[TheChosenMany Chosen]] by their Companions, CoolHorse–shaped BondCreatures, to defend TheKingdom of Valdemar in any way necessary. Each Herald possesses PsychicPowers, IncorruptiblePurePureness, and a life-long bond with his or her Companion. This order is especially closely tied to its Kingdom, since the Monarch is required to be a Herald--the aforementioned qualities ensure that he'll put his people's good above his own. They're called Heralds out of tradition; after the original King Valdemar and his Heir, the third person Chosen was Valdemar's royal herald.

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* The eponymous group of the Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series by Creator/MercedesLackey. The Heralds are each [[TheChosenMany Chosen]] by their Companions, CoolHorse–shaped BondCreatures, to defend TheKingdom the Kingdom of Valdemar in any way necessary. Each Herald possesses PsychicPowers, IncorruptiblePurePureness, and a life-long bond with his or her Companion. This order is especially closely tied to its Kingdom, since the Monarch is required to be a Herald--the aforementioned qualities ensure that he'll put his people's good above his own. They're called Heralds out of tradition; after the original King Valdemar and his Heir, the third person Chosen was Valdemar's royal herald.



** In ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', few of the factions fit but several of the sects (mini-factions outside of [[CityOfAdventure Sigil]]) do, such as the Order of the Planes-Militant. The Harmonium faction started as one of these centuries ago, when a group of adventurers founded the organization to permanently save their homeworld from evil. It eventually succeeded... by ''conquering'' the rest of the world and pushing out into other planes, graduating from TheOrder to TheEmpire (or TheKingdom, if you ask them) back home and trying to do the same elsewhere.

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** In ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', few of the factions fit but several of the sects (mini-factions outside of [[CityOfAdventure Sigil]]) do, such as the Order of the Planes-Militant. The Harmonium faction started as one of these centuries ago, when a group of adventurers founded the organization to permanently save their homeworld from evil. It eventually succeeded... by ''conquering'' the rest of the world and pushing out into other planes, graduating from TheOrder to TheEmpire (or TheKingdom, TheGoodKingdom, if you ask them) back home and trying to do the same elsewhere.


Orders can be secret or public, good or evil, but much like TheKingdom, good Orders show up far more often in fiction. Heroic Orders are likely to also be HeroesRUs, and dead Orders usually inspire OrderReborn plots. [[ThePaladin Paladins]] are usually part of an Order. If their purpose is protecting an ancient MacGuffin or other secrets they're an AncientOrderOfProtectors. Compare with AvengersAssemble.

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Orders can be secret or public, good or evil, but much like TheKingdom, TheRepublic, good Orders show up far more often in fiction. Heroic Orders are likely to also be HeroesRUs, and dead Orders usually inspire OrderReborn plots. [[ThePaladin Paladins]] are usually part of an Order. If their purpose is protecting an ancient MacGuffin or other secrets they're an AncientOrderOfProtectors. Compare with AvengersAssemble.


* Creator/DCComics' Atomic Knights, a knightly order established AfterTheEnd (possibly in the same future as Kamandi) by Sgt Gardner [[MeaningfulName Grayle]] to protect the remains of civilization from the Black Baron. Later revealed as AllJustADream, and later still Grayle set up a real order of Atomic Knights in the [[InfiniteCrisis ruins of Bludhaven]].

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* Creator/DCComics' Atomic Knights, a knightly order established AfterTheEnd (possibly in the same future as Kamandi) by Sgt Gardner [[MeaningfulName Grayle]] to protect the remains of civilization from the Black Baron. Later revealed as AllJustADream, and later still Grayle set up a real order of Atomic Knights in the [[InfiniteCrisis [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis ruins of Bludhaven]].

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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': The Guardians, magic users who control fire and speak with the dead, in service of their goddess. Also the Sisterhood, who are somewhat like nuns and care for the sick or injured at Sanctuaries.

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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': The Questioning Order, a group dedicated to the persecution, usually with bloody violence, of Changelings. Even non-Changelings don’t like them because of how creepy they look and act.


* The Order of the Phoenix from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series is a rather small example of limited scope (a dozen or so people at any one time, focusing on opposing Voldemort). Their evil counterpart are the Death Eaters, Voldemort's inner circle.

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* The Order of the Phoenix from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series introduced in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' is a rather small example of limited scope (a dozen or so people at any one time, focusing on opposing Voldemort). Their evil counterpart in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series are the Death Eaters, Voldemort's inner circle.


*** As Hammerfell (the Redguards' homeland in Tamriel) has no traditional standing army, various knightly orders fill the role as the Redguards first line of defense. Perhaps the most famous is the Order of Diagna, a group of warriors dedicated to Diagna, the Yokudan "God of the Sideways Blade." Their most famous leader was Gaiden Shinji, founder of the Imperial City Arena and legendary warrior in his own right. Every year, new initiates to the order play the Orcs in a reenactment of the Siege of Orsinium, in which Shinji dueled the Orc warchief but was betrayed by his Breton allies who opened fire on them both.

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*** As Hammerfell (the Redguards' homeland in Tamriel) has no traditional standing army, various knightly orders fill the role as the Redguards first line of defense. Perhaps the most famous is the Order of Diagna, a group of warriors dedicated to Diagna, the Yokudan "God of the Sideways Blade." Their most famous leader was Gaiden Shinji, founder of the [[GladiatorSubquest Imperial City Arena Arena]] and legendary warrior MasterSwordsman in his own right. Every year, new initiates to the order Order play the Orcs [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] in a reenactment of the Siege of Orsinium, in which Shinji dueled [[CombatByChampion dueled]] the Orc warchief warchief, but [[CavalryBetrayal was betrayed by his Breton allies who opened fire on them both.both]], killing them.


** The ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' DLC ''Dawnguard'' has the eponymous Dawnguard, an OrderReborn that fights vampires. The order was originally formed when the Jarl of Riften's son turned into a vampire.

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** The ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' DLC Skyrim]]'':
*** The Vigil of Stendar is a ChurchMilitant order dedicated to hunting down and destroying supernatural threats to mortal life, including Daedra, Daedra worshipers, vampires, lycanthropes, and others.
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''Dawnguard'' DLC has the eponymous Dawnguard, an OrderReborn that [[VampireHunter fights vampires.vampires]]. The order was originally formed when the Jarl of Riften's son turned into a vampire. The reborn order was founded founded by Isran, a former Vigilant of Stendarr who was kicked out of the order for being ''too extreme''. As it turns out, TheExtremistWasRight.

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** The Psijic Order is the oldest monastic order in Tamriel, founded during the ancient times by an [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] sect who rejected the transition to [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedra]] worship from ancestor worship, known to them as the "Old Way" or "Elder Way." They settled on the island of Artaeum, the third largest island in the Summerset Isles, which has been known to disappear for centuries at a time for reasons only known to the Order. Thousands of years later, they are now more well known as a [[RenownedSelectiveMentor reclusive]] order of immensely powerful [[MagicalSociety magic users]], who have SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic to the point where they can utilized magic in ways (and on a scale) unmatched by any other extant group in Tamriel.

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