The Chivalric Order of Free Knights guards the Republic of the United Free Cities against threats. They are gendarmes and noble soldiers. The City States have little military strength, so the Order was formed to protect roads and merchants. Originally the three guilds at the three primary city states, they are an organization that the Steward has now turned to to defend the Commonwealth. When the Zuigou Empire invaded, the League of Taumeria and Verbena asked the Grand-Master of the Order of the Free Knights to take command of the militias and armies. Successfully fighting off the Zuiguo; they have now been strengthened and organized into an elite Chivalric Order to protect the region and keep peace.
The Chivalric Order serves the Grand-Master. The current situation of the Grand-Master being appointed the first Steward of the United Free Cities means that the responsibilities of the Order have grown, too.