The Chantry was established over 500 years ago by Duke Theobold Vincenes to honor his son Michael who had been slain while on a mission to the White Fox tribe in the northern wastes. With a large founding endowment and vigorous promotion by the Duke and his heirs, St. Michael’s Chantry of the Blessed Sword had become one of the major orders within the Church at the time of Grand Crusade.
Since the coming of the Drift, St. Michael’s has been one of the few religious orders actively engaged in keeping lines of communications between the urban and rural centers of religion. Knights of the Chantry provide escorts for traveling Clerics and Witchfinders as well as building Hearthtrees and maintaining roads and trails throughout Halcyon.
The Chantry’s headquarters is the Ducal seat in Vincenes. The current head of the Chantry is 62 year old Duchess Robyn Vincenes.