Xanian Monasteries have been around since the early days of the Wenshar . Founded mainly by people of Alynchi heritage, these monasteries have been centers of dedication to Xan-Yai, goddess of Twilight, Shadows, and Stealth. Most monasteries remain in the shadows of civilization in secluded areas, maintaining their traditions and styles, handing down their knowledge and wisdom to worthy pupils. Legends and tales state that many martial arts styles in Alyndrica have their roots in the Xanian monks teachings, and some of the more famous rouges and fighters may have been tutored in their hidden retreats. It is certain that many Swordmasters have had Alynchi heritage, and possibly a Xanian teacher.
The Xanian Monasteries are broken into three orders, based upon their interpretation of Xan-Yai’s philosophy.
- The Twilight Order: LN, the most prevalent order, students of balance in life and body.
- The Dawn Order: LN, students of perfection and improvement in life and body.
- The Night Order: LN, students of mastery and control in life and body.