The Validus Knights
The Validus Knights are a group of highly trained warriors from the Validus people. They are men who in the early days of free Aedos learned to tame and harnass the power of wyverns. With their new companions the Validus people flew from the northern wetlands, over into the blight lands where they settled. They never settled in large numbers, and instead of creating large cities created multitudes of small villages. These villages were predominately composed of single clans, and they would often be highly competitive with other clans, but never warred with each other. They would trade, spar, participate in athletic games and exchange women between them. Of course clans from all over would compete to have one of their own obtain the title of lord of the wyvern knights, an informal leadership position over all the clans. While not a hereditary title, often times a line of lords would come from a single bloodline, including more notably, Lord Loudrey, whose forefathers were lords for 5 generations. The Validus knights corp is an informal military under control of the lord. Its members come from clans all over and most of it is voluntary. The Validus people are most definitely a warrior culture and most boys, and some girls, will strive to become strong warriors and riders in the wyvern corp to make their clan proud. In the most recent turn of events in Aedos, King Fluxy had condemned the entire Validus people. However most returned to the blight lands and were untouched, and lived with new prosperity as Loudrey completed his orignial goal in killing the lord of pestilence. Disease rates went down significantly and crop harvests became bountiful.
Most people from Validus only have a single name. They will usually cite their clan however, if prompted for a name.