|This article is about the paladin order. For the paladin subclass in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, see Frermàs mes Canc Suolias (subclass).|
The "Five Suns" refer to the five Vailian ducs bels, ruling over the five most powerful republics: Spirento, Ancenze, Selona, Ozia, and Revua. The Brotherhood is loyal to the collective will and resolutions of the songretta ducala (ducal congress), rather than to any particular duc, thanks to traditional laws barring the brotherhood from taking sides in ducal debates. To further accentuate their independence, all prospective brothers train together in an isolated fortress under the Ozian Bastions. One of the most important lessons imparted to trainees is that physical strength and violence should be kept in reserve, once all other options are exhausted. Wits and words are the preferred tool to navigate and mediate conflicts.
True to its name, the Brotherhood only accepts male members. However, as Republics' laws stipulate that godlike do not possess a gender, due to their inability to conceive or bear children, female godlike can become members although they will face a great deal of prejudice.