Join The Ranks Of The Secret World Societies: Dragon, Templars And Illuminati
The Secret World is a game that is set in the current day real world but it also incorporates some elements of mystery, folk tales, mythology, references to urban legends and popular culture. The history if this world is similar to the real world too but just a tiny bit more macabre, darker, a little bit more ominous. Every legend, every fairy tale, every little story no matter how fantastic or creepy here in The Secret World is real. A wide array of monsters roam The Secret World: ghouls, demons, locusts, even undead dinosaurs here are real and can be met in unexpected places.
The places in The Secret World are the same as on the earth in real like London or Transylvania but there are also some fictional ones such as Hell Dimensions plateau or Innsmouth Academy which is inspired from H.P. Lovecraft as a lot of other mystical elements in the game. In The Secret World you can see anything from endless wastelands till haunted castles,
The Secret World Societies
In The Secret World governments are merely puppets in the hands of secret societies, secret forces who are in constant battle for power, wealth and world dominance. This endless war is getting worse because at these dark times there are also creatures of the dark rising to fight against mankind as whole. Although it might seem reasonable for the Secret World societies to unite, their world view, philosophy, beliefs and methods of operating are too different for them to ever co-operate. The three biggest secret societies are: Dragon, Templars and Illuminati.
Dragon is a secret society which currently is located in Seoul, South Korea. This is the most secret of the secret societies because of the ways how they look at life and world order. The main belief of Dragon is that the world order can be born only from chaos. This idea is common in a lot of creation myths and early philosophy but the Dragon take it even to further level. They not only believe that the slightest actions can change the world, they work this way. They let the chaos work for them. A lot of Dragon members have no idea on where exactly do they stand in the secret society because there is no strict hierarchy, no fixed place of their meetings, not at least for long. Yet they not only manage to work in such chaos, they let the chaos work for them too - they make huge, impressive changes in the world with the most subtle ways. Dragon are the silent masters of creating and destroying alliances, masterfully plotting and executing large scale plans while staying invisible all the time.
The headquarters of Templars is a huge mansion in London, United Kingdom. They are the least secretive of societies because their main power is military might. However, the reason why they are one of the secret societies in The Secret World is the way how they choose their recruits. Not everyone can become a Templar. Only talented and disciplined people can join the ranks of Templars to fight against the dark forces that are constantly attacking the mankind. Templars are righteous, proud and holy warriors. They are not only fighting against the evil forces, they ARE the war against evil. Templars are also the most united of all secret societies because they are loyal not only to the their traditions that have been kept sacred for more than two thousand years, they also are endlessly loyal to each other. This secret society tests the true faith and loyalty of their followers.
The base of the Illuminati society is in the New York City, USA. Their headquarters are the most hidden from all the secret societies in The Secret World. It is an underground tunnel system called Labyrinth. The motto of Illuminati is "Party hard, work harder and fight dirty". And that is exactly how they live. Illuminati society is based on the pursuit for wealth and power. They are the most ambitious and glamorous of all the secret societies in The Secret World. They are remorseless corporate puppet masters that at the same time organize the most decadent, filthiest and naughtiest parties on the richest real estates on the earth. A huge variety of influential and colorful personalities can be found among the ranks of Illuminati: business tycoons, politicians, rock stars, popes, you name it. There is no place for weakness or sentiment if you are an Illuminati member. There are no rules, there is no honor among Illuminati just endless pursuit for more wealth and more power.
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