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The western chivalrous fighting order of the Church of Larani. The Order of the Checkered Shield is sponsored by the clerical Order of Hyvrik and was founded in 622 by Andasin I to guard the northern border of Kanday. The order holds Menekod, which it seized from the Order of the Copper Hook during Ezar’s War.
The Checkered Shield is renowned for its individual and collective military prowess, as well as for its chivalry. The order provides guards for the temples of its parent clerical order, and on request, for any other good Church (such as Peoni, Save K’nor, and Halea).
The order takes its name from the legendary red and white checked shield of the goddess Larani. Knights of the order wear the colours of this shield.