The Sodality of the Ruby is a fraternal organization and is often seen as more of a club for young nobles than a real knightly order. The order works to promote romanticism through artistic and adventurous works. The order consists of a large number of travelling bards. The Romantic Order rejects of the precepts of serenity, calm, harmony, balance, idealization, and rationality that typifies other orders. It was also to some extent a reaction against the bureaucracy of Findle, Thessan and Herat, and against rationalism and physical materialism in general. The Romantic Order emphasized the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental.