Created by Anders Sandberg
Many forces want to manipulate people's view of history and what has really happened, making history highly uncertain. Problems include a lack of surviving eyewitnesses, modernization destroying evidence or lack of primary sources. To combat this the Fellowship of Independent Historians has emerged. It is based on the belief that truth is the highest value, and to uncover and preserve truth is the highest goal one can have in life. No sacrifice or danger is large enough to outweigh the value of truth (in practice the Fellows tend to be somewhat practical and rational about it, but a large number of them have made tremendous sacrifices or even been martyred for their faith in truth). The Fellows gather evidence on what is going on and try to find firsthand information on the past, gathering it into their hidden databases and publishing it wherever they can. They have discovered that the Sleepers, Spacers and Ultranauts are often a good source of information and a place to cache messages to the future.
Benefits: Membership requires either Artist (Writing), Locality, Media, Historian or Archeology profession at 2+. Gain one additional twist per session to spend on Comprehension (History), or Intrigue (The Truth will Out).
Core Value: The Truth Is Important. Members of the Fellowship of Independent Historians believe that preserving and communicating the facts of events are important.