Organisations & Societies

 

The Legion of the Green Ankh

The Legion is the omnipresent society of doctors, nurses, healers and other miscellaneous persons of medicine and quackery that permeates the fabric of politics, science and war itself. Its members take an oath to heal and cure the ailments of body and mind, be those illnesses found in the bedrooms of the dying or the battlefields of Venus.

The Legion was founded as a militant group able to hold itself together in the most dire of circumstances, and its members even today are part of a huge hierarchy, named, though not truly modeled, after ancient Roman military ranks. The Legion is lead by the Legate, primus inter pares amongst the variously numbered Tribunes of local legionary chapters. A Centurion is a leading officer under the tribunes, leading Legionaries and local Auxiliaries in their tasks.

The Legion has some capability for immediate crisis and recovery work through the regular Legionaries, full-time members of the organisation who work in its hospitals or travel about to dangerous areas when needed. The bulk of the Legion is made by the Auxiliaries, medical workers who work locally and usually not within the framework of the Legion itself, and only called into service during times of crisis.

The Legion is funded through its sizable monetary and capital resources, and through very voluntary donations from rich clients.

The symbol of the organisation is a green Ankh, an ancient symbol of life.


The International

The International Association of Gentlemen for the Preservation of Monarchy, as its full name implies, is an influential group of political and anti-revolutionary reactionaries found throughout Europe and the world beyond. It was born in the aftermath of the Revolutionary Wars, as a sizable diaspora of French aristocrat émigrés who fled the republic began a strong campaign for dedemocratization  of the nations that were now part of the republican bloc around France and in distant southern Russia.

Over time, the association became a fixture of the political makeup of Europe, with many monarchs and other notable royalists claiming membership - though its goals, with the exception of the already-doomed Republic of Moscow, remained unfulfilled, and its zeal diluted.

The Association of Concerned Citizens for Proper Uses of Grammar & Spelling

The ACCPUGS is the most infamous of all those antireformist groups that sprouted in the wild decades of the English Orthographic Reformation, founded by the equally infamous Grand Prescriptivist Peter Throb. Originally simply a society for the browbeating and pressuring of members of society into their idiosyncratic prescriptivistic ideology, the ACCPUGS gathered into itself too many unstable elements and ended up turning even its moderate members into violent paramilitary irregulars.

Finally, with the attack on the home of the well-liked reformist Sanford Buckerley, which led to his death in the subsequent fire, the simmering prescriptivist elements of society unveiled themselves and began a campaign of violent intimidation that ultimately failed due to governmental reaction.

There still exist to this day illegal paramilitary prescriptivist groups, but they are mostly marginalised and its members usually concern themselves only with low-level terrorism, such as letters to editors of newspaper magazines and publishing road-side pamphlets to disseminate prescriptivist doctrine.

The Tiresians

The Tiresians is an association of clubs and societies built for charitable work, education and counselling for youths. It has numerous chapter houses around England, where a person with troubles of mind or body might be able to find a night's lodgings and a listening ear. The origins of the society is in acting circles, from where the symbol - a double ouroborous - comes from, together with the name 'Tiresians'; this refers to the ancient Greek mythical prophet Tiresias who was turned into a woman (and subsequently back after a few years) by separating two mating snakes with his cane or staff, thus referring to thespians, naturally.

The Tiresians still maintain a fine tradition of stageplay, and each chapter house has its own theatre. Its members are often so enthusiastic as to sometimes not even bother to change back into men's clothes at all!