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THE TAEKYON MONKS
By twelve hundred and eight years after The Awakening the city of Antioch had become quite developed. Many Clerics began to feel as though the city was focusing too much on their conflict with the Stavennites and not enough on self-fulfillment in service to the Divine. After several years of trying to affect change from within the Guild a small group, led by Rymon Yilun, left Antioch on a journey of discovery. They traversed the desert for two months before entering Wadi Manoa the Paran Mountains to the south of the Shaahri desert. As they climbed upwards the mountain walls on either side of the dry riverbed grew taller and they noticed caves along the top of the walls. They sent a few scouts to explore the caves and found that they were actually connected to each other deep within the heart of the mountain. It is here that they founded the Monastery of Manoa and the Guild of Taekyon. Once the Monastery was established, the Taekyon abandoned the knowledge of the Clerics. Through meditation and observing their surroundings they developed the new disciplines of Taekate, Telepathy and Kaido. While the Taekyon have traditionally kept to themselves they have maintained loose ties to Antioch and have traditionally been granted the same rights as citizens of Antioch. In times of trouble the Taekyon aid Antioch but retreat to their mountain meditations the moment the battle is over.