|Order:||Guardians of the Veil|
The Thread Cutters are a Legacy that has dedicated itself to administering the end of things that have outlived their purpose within what they call the Great Law. They claim that because of their hubris, the mage-lords of Atlantis tried to escape their measurement, a deed that wrecked the whole Tapestry. The Thread Cutters are determined to not letting this happen again.
Thread Cutters are dedicated to what they believe are natural laws. To violate one's purpose or live beyond one's destined ending is a crime against nature. Euthanists believe that all other laws are subservient to this so-called Mahadharma, which is administered by three powerful beings, which names vary from tradition to tradition. In any event, the Legacy reveres what it believes to be the archetypes behind these peoples' most ancient gods. The Legacy as a whole calls them the Three. The Three are manifestations of the Mahadharma. In cosmic roles, they are the Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer. In the context of individual lives, they are Maiden, Mother, and Crone, or Weaver, Measurer, and Cutter. When pressed to find a culture-neutral term, Thread Cutters call them Beginning, Being, and Ending. The Three can be male or female. They wear as many masks as needed, sending these avatars to offer revelations to the devout.
In such guises, the Three visited the first Euthanists and charged them with preserving the Great Law. As such, the customs of a Consilium or order is of no consequence if the customs must be violated for the sake of the Great Law. The Legacy's faithful believe that they are bound by their very purpose of existence to force people and institutions to fulfill their "true purpose" -- but only for as long as Fate decrees that they should exist. Thread Cutters define this as the ability of the subject to do his, her or its duty without causing undue harm. The Legacy has a reputation for solving problems with torture and assassination, but the truth of the matter is that most of the Thread Cutters' work is non-violent.