The Alcione Order are protectors of the Kingdom of Deira, and of King Obler. Their Preceptor is Lord Darrelon; their Champion is Sir Tynian, a good-humored Knight enamored of jokes and humorous (or bawdy) tales. Deirans are known for their massive armor, the heaviest in the world. It is forged of unpolished steel, and adorned with a sky-blue surcoat. Alciones are known as the world's experts in armor. They derive their spell-casting powers from the Styric god, Setras.