The Opened World
The Jaadin is a clan/fraternal order originally hailing from Tiliosh on the island of Sadina. Their primary base of operations in most cities are Tea Houses. The tea house is a combination coffee house/opium den/bar where something like an opium tea is served. They have members who have infiltrated almost every major organization, army, and political body.
They were created rseveral hundred ago as a rebel group to overthrow Tinali, a ruthless warlord who controlled much of Sadina at that time. They started with guerilla attacks and assassinations, then moved into various semi-legal activities to generate income. Following the death of the original leader, the group fractured and infighting began. It was during the second generation of infighting that the soldiers and diplomats of the recently founded Council of Dafsohmet showed up on the shores of Sadina. Overnight, the newly arrived soldiers and the people of Sadina overthrew the ruling warlord. Having managed to miss out on the opportunity to participate in the actual uprising, many of them were left angry and depressed. Unable to revert to normal civilian lives after living years of outlawry, grave danger, and extreme violence, many of the ex-rebels of the Jaadin reunited. Due the high percentage of deaths of the original members, and their sole purpose being taken from them, they took the name “Nehshya Adin” or “the Doomed”. The name eventually became slurred and the prefix dropped to become simply, Jaadin.
The members are dark, gothic, brooding, bitter, and extremely cynical. They see the world as always on the brink of collapse and their actions are taken accordingly. They live life in the moment in a dark epicureanism, doing as they will, knowing the consequences won’t damn them any more than they already believe themselves to be. They have been without a traditional leader, called the Thay Berah Tohya (Man of Ours), for two generations now. Such a leader provided a unifying vision for that generation of the Jaadin. Without such guidance, the groups have become more involved in local issues and less concerned with each other except for occasional feuds between “parishes” as individual sections are called. Leaders of parishes are called Bishops. Jaadin frequently darken their brow-ridges and are often quite heavily tattooed with black cultic symbols.