Dragons of the East
An elite organization of men and women who are willing to lay down their lives for the safety of the Duchy. After serving five years in the military, soldiers are given three choices: retire, continue to serve in the regular army, or try out for the Scouts. Of those who choose the Scouts, only a handful manage to prove themselves worthy, though there is no shame in failing to qualify. Those who succeed then spend the next three years training at The Silver Dojo and The Verdant Abode under the watchful eyes of Sherma Klaven and Aniko Klaven.
The Scouts are completely composed of Essence-users. The majority are Enlightened mortals, though a number of Godbloods, and two Dragonbloods are also members. Though small in number, they have access to Thamauturgical equipment, the best training the Duchy can offer, and the idolization of the masses. All of which is quite necessary, as they are generally the ones who advance deeply into The Oleander Forest, disrupting the enemy before it can launch an attack on the Duchy.