The Cabal of Spiritual Knowledge
To see the will of the spirit is carried out in a manner that ensures the prosperous future of Spiritualists, following in the path of the Spirits. To ensure those who are not aligned with Krugmar are kept in check and prevented from bringing unfixable disgrace to those who follow the ways of the Spirits. To ensure that, despite it being a grand gesture to the spirits, the likes of the world ending Orgonic Plague are not repeated for the betterment of Krug’s kind.
Frumgrat - Incumbent: Hargurr’Gorkil - The Frumgrat, a call to the ways at the start of Arcas. The Frumgrat is elected by their peers on the council by majority vote. The Frumgrat is typically the Goj of Krugmar, however this is not mandated in any capacity. They do not have any “real” power, however they call, oversee and give the meetings a sense of order. As such, their ‘term’ ends when they step down. Their vote is worth no more than any other council members.
Spirit Touched - The rank of shamans who have achieved Tier 3 or higher, showing their loyalty and devotion to the Spirits. Their name is derived from their passion for Spirituality, as if chosen by the Spirits’ will itself. They are granted a seat on the council, and to vote and voice their opinion on all matters that come before the council.
Wisemen - A rank bestowed on non-shamans who have proven themselves to be exemplars of the Spirits’ will. A vast knowledge and a hunger for more, are the primary traits associated with those of this rank. Loyalty to the Spirits is the only requirement besides knowledge, the two going hand-in-hand on the path forward. They are granted a full vote on the council in recognition of their devotion.
Acolyte - The rank of the Tier 1 and 2 shamans, those accepted to the council at this rank typically are accepted as part of their training. While allowed a ‘seat’ on the council, they will likely be unable to vote on something unless explicitly asked to do so by their seniors. They are mostly there to watch and learn in hopes of better understanding the spirits and their politics.
The Halls of the Spirits’, the meeting chambers of the Cabal are to be considered a holy site. When a meeting is not in session it would not be uncommon to find Shamans and wiseman merely talking, praying or doing other spiritual tasks. Uruk and Spiritualists alike may travel to the halls on a pilgrimage to show reverence to their ancestors and the spirits alike.
Once every few years a great pilgrimage will be held to the City of Krug, the holiest of lands on Arcas. Led by the Frumgrat those who go on this pilgrimage will enter into several weeks worth or prayer and spirituality, taking time to learn about their kins past and hopefully gain information to help them going forward.
The Hall of the Spirits is not only home to those seen as worthy enough to speak to, and on behalf of, the Spirits. It is also a home for those who hunger for knowledge, both rudimentary and advanced. Shamans are encouraged to hold informal classes for Spiritualists, helping them better understand what it means to live your life according to the Spirits and how to properly show reverence and praise for them. On occasion those gathered may find themselves thrown headfirst into the realm of Shamanism itself, being brought on Spirit walks by the Shamans to meet Spirits and seek their guidance and wisdom. While not required to by any means, Shamans can use these impromptu classes to find potential students among the Spiritualist ranks.