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The Cerberus Assembly is a faction described by Pumat Sol as including the most powerful magic users in the Dwendalian Empire. This organization has most of its members centered in Rexxentrum[1] with others scattered through the continent.

Those not allied with the Assembly seem wary of their growing power.[2] The Assembly and The Cobalt Soul are often at odds with each other.[3] Those allied with the Assembly, such as Pumat Sol, claim that they keep the Crown in check and prevent abuses of power. Their members have allegedly promoted learning in the middle to lower classes in Zadash[4].

Some mages of the Cerberus Assembly are involved in law enforcement of the Dwendalian Empire, serving as interrogators and executioners.[5] Assembly members are also involved in protecting the Empire against foreign invasions.

History Edit

Around 685 PD,[6] there was a war of Mage Houses within the Dwendalian Empire that nearly destroyed part of Rexxentrum. As part of the ceasefire, as opposed to being imprisoned the Mage Houses agreed to bind themselves to the Empire. The Cerberus Assembly was established as a power under rule of the king. It has since flourished, helping the Empire rise to power by conquering the Julous Dominion.[7]

The Assembly and the Cobalt Soul have worked in an antagonistic lockstep for the better part of a century, since the inception of the Assembly. They do not outwardly show aggression towards each other, but have maintained a series of checks and balances. Both sides have done what they can to curb the influence of the other and prevent the other from achieving internal goals that went against the needs and wants of their own faction. They also work together at times out of necessity, both publicly and behind the scenes. Sometimes they maintain a relationship of frustrated convenience, and at other times, a subversive antagonism.[3]

Symbols Edit

The symbol of the Cerberus Assembly consists of three diamond-like shapes pointed inward toward themselves representing the three heads of the Assembly, and underneath, eight spires that curl up around it representing The Candles, the eight towers that encircle the stronghold where the King sits.[8]

Members and Operations Edit

Archmages Edit

The Annexes Edit

Directly beneath the eight chief mages of the Assembly are what are known as the Annexes, their deputies and assistants.[13]

Other Members Edit

Former Members Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:30:51.
  2. See "Steam and Conversation" (2x09) at 1:04:19.  Members of the Knights of Requital complain about the Cerberus Assembly.
  3. See "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 4:06:16.
  4. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 00:52:10.
  5. See "Whispers of War" (2x18).[citation needed]
  6. Matthew Mercer describes these events taking place "150 years ago" in "Whispers of War" (2x18). The current campaign takes place in 835 PD.
  7. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 3:39:53.
  8. See "A Tangled Web" (2x77) at 3:11:49.
  9. 9.0 9.1 See "Whispers of War" (2x18) from 3:40:00 through 3:41:43.  Caleb reads about the Cerberus Assembly at the Cobalt Soul
  10. See "A Tangled Web" (2x77) at 2:32:00.  "Marquis" was a temporary title.
  11. See "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84) at 0:39:33.
  12. See "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84) at 0:39:38.
  13. See "A Tangled Web" (2x77) at 2:16:28.
  14. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 3:14:46.
  15. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 0:41:51.
  16. See "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 4:07:55.
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