The Deadlands Chronicle
Order of the White Rose
A secretive guild of vampire slayers ordained by the Drausse family to control (and eventually eliminate) all vampiric threats in Vaelaudnia. The order is currently lead by Magdalena Cyril and derives its name from the symbolism of the white rose. White symbolizes both death and purity, which is contrasted with undeath, which is corrupt and unclean. The white rose itself is a ward against the undead. According to Vaelaudnian folklore, a vampire who is bound by the vines of a rosebush cannot escape them. Also garlic, a white flower in the rose family, is known for it purifying effects and its fragrance is said to repel corrupted beings. The validity of such legends and the effectiveness of these protective measures is subject to debate.