These Dragon Knights ride their partners, fighting with them, to promote Order and Justice, and a "Higher Society".
I am thinking originally it was a lawless time full of petty kingdoms and barbarian tribes and evil wizards.
The Order Knights are part Arthurian Knights (mostly), Part Lensmen (aids of society) (thus part Jedi which are a mix of the two). These are the inspirations I had for them. If you need to fill out the details, those are the templates to use.
Shorthand for their ideals
Order of law, balanced by mercy, would be their order.
Justice for all... all are equal under the law.
The Strong do not rule the weak, they serve the weak.
The Knights are here to serve this higher ideal, to set an example of how to live. And to give assistance against those opposed to these ideals.
A true society would embrace an egaltarian ideal, where everyone would live in peace and harmony, balancing their personal good with the good of society.
This is very nice - a partnership between men and dragons isn't something you see very often.
I'm curious, though: a "true society" and "justice" are concepts that can vary as much as there are people to talk about them. What kind of morality does the Order promote? Freedom of choice, or a morality imposed by military and authority? Do they see themselves as paternal? How do they look upon society as it is? With disgust or sadness or a sense of duty?
This is great. I love the underdog ideas. This is not over powered and can not be misused due to those powers. It is simple, basic, and a completely smart idea. The assassin or pilgrams friend. Go to Comment
A short post, but a really good one. You sure know your books MoonHunter. We might just have to appoint you the Citadel Scribe ;) Really: Your books are very good, though this was a wee bit short in its description. Go to Comment
A civilization which constructs of irregular shapes constructed of a light metal, heaped together so that they stand on each other; these structures rattle and bend in the wind or at a push, but ultimately hang together except under heavy force (such as cannonballs, falling stones, floods)