|Sentinels|-style="background-color: #c3ddc3; text-align: center;"||In-game page|
|Goals:||To provide protection against spirits.|
|Recruitment policy:||All shamans with the Exorcism skill and at least two language skills can sign up.|
|Contact:||Through the wiki talk page or the forum|
The story of the founding of the Sentinels
Just skip to the end unless you have a thing for background material...
Shaman Rill was lounging around in Raktam as usual. The paleskinned outsiders had been on the island for a long time now. Thanks to this, spirit activity on the island had increased tenfold. An unprecedented amount of hauntings were occurring. People's stuff was going missing more than usual. Bad omens could be seen in the smoke of fires. Lots of spirits were flying about spamming the local healing hut.
Since Rill could see spirits and since he was a squatter in the local healing hut (having no home to call his own), this annoyed him a fair amount. He couldn't get any sleep due to the constant wailing of the irritated dead.
Luckily for Rill, the shamans of Shartak had rediscovered some knowledge of their ancestors. This knowledge was highly useful - but it was labelled as "lost knowledge" after the mass communal native memory loss of '56.*
It turned out that there used to be a group of Shaman known as exorcists that specialised in banishing evil spirits, asking the spirits for a bountiful harvest, making and selling assorted charms and all sorts of other mystical stuff that impressed all their not-so-mystical peers.
The Shaman of Shartak once again had power over the spirit world. Having mastered the ancient exorcism rituals, Rill stepped out of the healing hut for the first time in five months and attempted to take a breath of fresh air. He almost choked after inhaling a large beetle that was angrily flying past. He swallowed the beetle in panic and coughed furiously for a bit before regaining his composure.
Rill took a breath of fresh air.
Many of the other Exorcists wanted to keep their newfound skills to themselves, but Rill decided he was going to be a sell out and offer his skills to the various paleskin groups. For their gold.
Rill looked up at the sky to shout at the heavens. Or at least he tried to, but he had not yet stepped fully out of the healing hut, so he succeeded in only looking up at the door frame of the healing hut. He ignored this fact in order to try and save the moment. He shouted at the door frame,
- "I AM GOING TO CREATE A GROUP CALLED THE SENTINELS! WHEN WE ARE NOT SMOKING OR SLEEPING WE WILL PROTECT ALL PEOPLE OF SHARTAK FROM EVIL SPIRITS for the right price. PLEASE GREAT SKY, GIVE US YOUR BLESSING!"
After he was finished, Rill hastily got out of the way of the group of angry villagers trying to get into the healing hut...
* It is speculated that this catastrophic event happened after a WickSick chef from Wiksik introduced some mushrooms he found into the national cuisine. The dish proved highly successful throughout Shartak but highly addictive. Things generally went downhill from there... or uphill, depending on the amount you had consumed...
An outsider or group of outsiders can hire one of our members. We will immediately dispatch one of our shamans to the required settlement and proceed to exorcise spirits from all the public places. The client is required to set up a signpost/hut informing other outsiders not to attack the exorcist, where the shaman will sleep. All of our shamans will refrain from any violence towards outsiders while they are working. To contact us please use the talk page.
The Sentinels are intended to be a completely pacifist clan - that is they will refrain from any kind of violence towards anyone, including notorious killers, nutjobs and retarded graffiti artists. The main reason for pacifism is to keep the Sentinels as a strictly neutral clan. The general attitude is "make gold, not enemies". However, if a clan starts targeting the Sentinels specifically then thats a different story...
Membership is limited to Shaman with the exorcise skill. Max language skills are a bonus for dealing with outsiders, but not vital. If you wish to join contact through the talk page or the relevant forum thread with a link to your profile.
Active Sentinel Shaman
Our active exorcists and their current location.
Rincewind - somewhere in the jungle...
Rill - York
Wulla-mullung - Derby