From publisher blurb:
Chivalry, honor, and duty are characteristics of the Order of the Checkered Shield, a fighting order dedicated to the goddess Larani, the Shieldmaiden of the Worthy Cause. The knights and men-at-arms of the Checkered Shield are renowned for their individual and collective military prowess and for upholding the ideals of Laranianism. The order is sponsored by the clerics of the [Order of Hyvrik] and is based at Menekod Castle.
This article describes the order's origins and history, current situation, politics, code of behavior, and primary holdings. Also included are guidelines for generating PCs who are members of the order.