Headquarters: Paladinhelm, Tormar
Leader: Grandmaster Rodric of Stonebrook
Strength: 2,500 knights, 6,000 sergeants
The Knights Venator are an ancient military order that predates the founding of the Empire itself. The Knights are a secretive order and guard their secrets closely. Although emperors and kings alike have tried to bring the Knights under the authority of the ruler, they have managed to remain separate and answer only to their grandmaster. With or without imperial sanction, chapterhouses of the order sprang up all across the empire. Each of these chapterhouses is home to a chapel, dedicated to several gods, a treasury and several knight-brothers of the order.
Like much else, the Knights keep their mandate to themselves. They take a proactive role in combating threats to the Empire, hunting orcs and giants in the frontier regions and shadowy threats at home.