The Order of Fiery Promise is an Andrastian cult which believes the world must end in order to create a better society. They have a strange obsession with the Seekers of Truth and, to a lesser extent, the Templar Order and Chantry. They are known to style themselves in raiments and armor belonging to various Chantry organizations.
The members of the group are known as "Promisers". They believe that the Seekers of Truth stole their mandate and rightful place as the true Seekers; and in turn, prevented the Promisers from ending the world to allow it to be reborn as a paradise.
Consider the time in which the original Inquisition existed. The First Blight had devastated the world, tearing down the mighty Tevinter Imperium and leaving nothing in its place. Just as there were several cults of Andraste vying to become the true inheritor of the prophet's faith, there was more than one group claiming to represent the one true path to deliver the world from chaos. The Order of Fiery Promise was one of these, a band of men and women who decreed that not only was the end of the world nigh, it was necessary.
Thedas must be cleansed with fire and reborn as a paradise. This they solemnly promised; they devoted themselves utterly to seeing this come about. Whether they ever drew closer to their goal is unknown.
The Inquisition eventually crushed these "Promisers" during a battle only recorded as the "Cleansing of Churneau." The cult reappeared in the early Divine Age, claiming to take up the Inquisiton's mantle after it had transformed into the Seekers of Truth, leading to Chantry hunts that did not see the Promisers eliminated again until the Exalted Age.
When Inquisitor Ameridan, the contemporary Commander of the Seekers of Truth, went missing around 1:20 Divine, his Inquisition was dissolved and split into the Templar Order and the Seekers of Truth. The Order claimed to be the real Inquisition and shortly took up its banner, only to be destroyed by the rising Chantry.
According to legends, they once took an interest in the Astrariums, as the Astrariums were believed to be holding the Veil together and destroying them would cause the destruction of the world. The Order took it upon themselves to destroy all Astrariums in order to fulfill their destiny, but they did not manage to destroy them all.The Seekers have ostensibly wiped out the Promisers several times after this event, yet they continue to reform and re-appear somehow.
In 9:41 Dragon, after Lord Seeker Lambert's disappearance, Seeker Lucius Corin took over his position as leader of the Seekers of Truth and continued to lead the rebel Seekers and Templars against the rebel mages. Unbeknownst to others, however, Lucius was secretly in league with the Promisers and Corypheus to change the world. To prevent the Seekers from interfering with Corypheus' agenda, Lucius lured them one by one into a trap set by the Promisers.
Cassandra later enlists the Inquisitor to investigate the disappearance of the Seekers of Truth. Using the Inquisition's resources, they find out the missing Seekers' location is the castle of Caer Oswin, which they discover has been occupied by the Order of Fiery Promise.
Cassandra and the Inquisitor encounter Daniel, another Seeker who reveals that the Seekers are resistant to the effects of red lyrium, and therefore cannot be controlled by Corypheus. Because of this, Lord Seeker Lucius led them into an ambush by the cultists, who force-fed them red lyrium making them fatally ill.Cassandra and the Inquisitor confront Lord Seeker Lucius, where Lucius reveals his ulterior motives for betraying the Seekers. Lucius is killed in the ensuing battle and all remaining Promisers at Caer Oswin are wiped out by the Inquisitor's raiding party.
- Lord Seeker
- Lord Seeker Lucius Corin
- The various Promisers present at Caer Oswin will drop Red Templars' creature research. For all intents and purposes, they are Red Templars as they take red lyrium and wear templar armor.