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The Attendant were a hero team active in the City following Gold Morning. They have now rebranded into The Shepherds.

Methods & GoalsEdit

One of the "icon" groups, the Attendant served as a symbol of a civilian movement. Their ideology focused on moving forward slowly, with caution and remembrance of what had been lost.[1] They moved slowly, securing and improving individual neighborhoods.[1][2] The Attendant were considered politically conservative, although they may have attracted fewer religious capes than the Shepherds.[3]

StructureEdit

The Attendant began as a single team. After absorbing the Shepherds, the plan was for the now much larger group to split into three teams with a shared approach, name and symbol.[4]

Members Edit

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Formed in the two years since golden morning concluded.

Early-WardEdit

After the Shepherds self-combusted, they were absorbed into the Attendant.[4] There was some debate over whether they would change their name and iconography to reflect the merge, perhaps even adopting the Shepherds' name and logo.[1][5]

This seems to be what happened.[6]

Post-Fallen fallEdit

Continued their duties on portal stations, although without much communication with civilians. Countered organized attack on refugees. It did not stopped the Shepherds from being blamed for lost lives.

They conducted some unspecified minor mission in coordination with Breakthrough. They failed it with one member being wounded[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Daybreak 1.8
  2. “I don’t know if I’m hurting my chances saying this, but I’m kind of crossing my fingers you guys are going with the Shepherd’s name and brand, but the Attendant’s approach.”

    Whorl smiled again. “We might be.”

    “I like the approach,” I said.

    “How do you interpret it?”

    “Giving people security. Moving slowly, with measured steps, informed by the lessons of the past. You guys seem pretty focused on taking and holding territories, improving neighborhoods.” - excerpt from Flare 2.1
  3. They’re pretty conservative. In a lot of respects. A lot of the religious capes went to the Shepherds and will be part of the Attendant. - excerpt from Flare 2.2
  4. 4.0 4.1 With the teams merging, we’re taking on a lot of others. We’ll be breaking up into three sub-teams later, but all with the same name and brand. - excerpt from Flare 2.1
  5. Flare 2.1
  6. There were screens for Advance Guard, Foresight, the Attendant, the Shepherds, and smaller teams like the Kings of the Hill, the Wayfinders, and the Navigators. The screen for the Attendant was still up, but it was dark, only the faint outline of the Attendants’ icon on the screen. The Shepherd’s screen had been moved forward and to a position of more prominence. - Excerpt from Glare 3.6
  7. “The Attendant had a member who got hurt,” Capricorn reported, in Tristan’s natural confidence. “Mission fail. [...] It wasn’t a big mission either.” - Excerpt from Gleaming 9.2
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