The Hellknight Order of the Pike was founded prior to the Chelish Civil War, and officially disbanded in one of the post war reorganisations. However, its members continued to operate as Hellknights and, in 4688 AR, it was recognised once more as an official (albeit minor) order.[1]

The Order is based in the tower of Ordeial, on the northeastern edge of the Whisperwood. They operate as monster hunters, initially in northern Cheliax, but more recently also in central Cheliax and Isger.[1] The Order enforce the law and bring authority to the unclaimed lands of the Crusader Road operating from their citadel in Fort Inevitable.[2]

The favored weapon of the Order of the Pike is the longspear.[1]

The order's records hold extensive information about rare giant types, such as the shadow giants occasionally seen in the Menador Mountains or the cave giants that sometimes raid the Scar Thicket of the Whisperwood.[3]