WORK IN PROGRESS (including icon)
The Angels of the Verdant Ranger Society fulfills several roles to the villages, towns, cities, and the wilds they serve.
One role is to keep the beasts (natural or otherwise) under control, especially near undefended towns. The Angels will document large beasts, learn more about them and sell those books. They will also post notices in towns if there is danger nearby and investigate the postings of townsfolk.
Another roles is that of guides and trailblazers. Some towns have the benefit of well-defined roads, but those often either have attracted the interest of bandits, and their use is also taxed. Recently the Giant Khan has taken over "protection" and taxing of the roads, formerly the Lords of the region had this role. Townsfolk may need guarding on these roads, a service the Angels of the Verdant will provide.
Smaller villages often have no road, or heavily overgrown ones, making navigation a chore and danger. The Angels of the Verdant provide guiding and trailblazing as services as well.
Finally to these small towns, the rangers will also often delivery mail and news. Larger towns may have the Bardic Colleges bringing news and tales, but it is unclear if that will continue with the Giant Khan's control of the region.
Thanks to their working with the community and their vetting of members, the Angels of the Verdant are often respected and trusted by the common folk.
Members are often outsiders, and as such the Angels of the Verdant Society tries to accept anyone into its ranks of all genders and races. However, becoming a ranger requires skill, strength, and integrity of character which are all put to the test. These tests are to be applied equally, but some say they're also used to shun some groups.
Once one has earned their wings they official join the ranks as a "ranger".
There's a camaraderie between members despite their backgrounds varying great from outsiders, wildfolk, woodsmen, huntsdwarf, etc.
Each official ranger has a winged brooch that serves as their identification.
Many will wear cloaks, often with winged designs on them. A ranger is given a cloak upon their official membership, but given their jobs these often succumb to wear and tear and may not suit the ranger's local climate. Therefore these are not official identifiers, but can help at a glance.
Locals often have nicknames for the members of The Angels of the Verdant.
Nicknames for members (often mis-applying titles from the society)
Nicknames for the society as a whole:
- The Green Angels
- The Angels
- The Ranger's Guild
- The Ranger's Lodge