For the Records of Logres:

Summary Report on Other Guardian Companies

Christmas Day, 1962

by Arthur Denniston

This report is based on efforts at diplomatic contact and research into the previous Records of Logres by Dr. Cecil Dimble, Ivy and Thomas Maggs, Pendragon Camilla Denniston, and myself, over the last fourteen years. It summarizes previous reports in the Records of Logres.

To the best of our understanding, Logres is the tradition and community charged with guarding the British peoples from those forms of spiritual danger that such a community is suited to combat. It is our belief, at this time, that we are under the direction of the Principalities, the guardian angels of peoples, and perhaps under the specific direction of the Prince of Britain. (Ref. 1) The Logres records of the seventh through tenth centuries make it quite clear that there are similar defensive companies for other peoples, as do the records left by the late Pendragon Col. Michael Fisher-King and retired Pendragon Dr. Elwin Ransom Fisher-King (Ref. 2).

Over the past fourteen years, the members of Logres have tried to contact these other companies by making inquiries and, sometimes, by undertaking investigations personally (Ref. 3). In this, we have been greatly assisted by the research and investigations of Mr. and Mrs. Studdock (Ref. 4, 5). These efforts are not merely academic research, but are to establish communication channels through which we may offer and ask for help in executing the duties of all such guardian companies, since affairs of the spirit, just as much as economic, political, and military affairs, are now so often international in scope.

These efforts have shown that the "domains" of the various companies most certainly do not coincide with political boundaries. They appear to follow cultural boundaries more closely, so that language is a better guide than nationality. Even so, great puzzles remain. It has been suggested (Ref. 6) that a detailed concern with jurisdiction and boundaries is, in fact, something we should avoid.

The following list summarizes the state of our knowledge:

The Arcophori (Ark-Bearers) & the Knights of Solomon

Domain: East Africa

Description: These may be two companies with a shared domain, one order known by two names, or an order and a smaller group within it. The Knights of Solomon are known to us only through the Records of Logres. Contact with the Arcophori, now in Khartoum, was friendly but brief and cautious. They are a group of black Coptic Christians, claiming Jewish ancestry and the guardianship of the Ark of the Covenant. (Ref. 7.)

Brandon's Mariners

Domain: Ireland and, possibly, the Irish diaspora

Description: The last contact with this order was during the Elizabethan period, when relations with Logres were strained. We succeeded in making a brief contact in 1951, but the Mariners appeared markedly averse to any sustained communication. It would appear that the bad history of Anglo-Irish relations has darkened even this connection. (Ref. 8.)

Los Caballeros de San Diego (the Knights of St. James)

Domain: The Hispanic world

Description: This order has the largest domain of which we have knowledge, including the Iberian penninsula, Mexico, all of Central and South America, and the Philippines. We were directed to them by les Chevaliers de Charlemagne (see below). They are currently headquartered in Mexico City. As a result of our diplomatic investigations, we have established protocols for contacting them at need. They are one of the most forthcoming of the companies we have contacted; their only reservations concerning Logres appear to be our non-Catholic religious status. (Ref. 9)

Les Chevaliers de Charlemagne (the Knights of Charlemagne)

Domain: France

Description: This order has clear records, going back to their founding under the reign of Charlemagne. They were the second order we contacted, and reasonably forthcoming. Like the Caballeros, they seem to regret that we are not Catholic, but we have an established protocol for contacting them. They have, as an ongoing task, the job of monitoring and combating le Prieur de Sion (the Priory of Zion). Le Prieur may have been a pawn or accomplice of the N.I.C.E. (Ref. 10.)

The Congregation of James

Domain: Jewry

Description: This ancient order of Christian Jews, last known to us from records dating to the Crusades, is centered in Jerusalem and claims to be the original congregation of St. James the Less, author of the Epistle of James and kinsman of the Lord. Their main concern appears to be the preservation of the Jewish people. They deny affiliation with any gentile denomination. We have established contact protocols. (Ref. 13.)


Domain: the Germanies, the Netherlands, Austria, possibly Switzerland

Description: Logres records indicate that Lancelot himself was sent by Geroldseck to help found Camelot. We have had little to do with them since. On re-contacting them, we found them greatly reduced in numbers and greatly demoralized, feeling they had failed in their latest task. (Ref. 11.)

The Grandmother Spider Society

Domain: North American Red Indians

Description: Guided by clues from the Caballeros, we established the continued existence of this order, but contact was very brief and cautious; no future contact protocol was made and we are unsure if the Society regards either Logres or the Caballeros as allies. We are not even sure if they are Christians, though they appear to be at least nominal Catholics. There may be additional companies among the American Indians; this one may be an amalgamation of several older ones, banding together as the fortunes of their people decayed. (Ref. 12.)

The Logothetes

Domain: The Eastern Orthodox Church

Description: This is a purely monastic company, last known to us from records dating to the Crusades, centered in Istanbul. Besides prayer, their only concern at the moment is fighting Communism. They made it quite clear that our not being Orthodox was a considerable hindrance to any joint action, but we established contact protocols. (Ref. 14.)


Domain: Great Britain and, possibly, the British Commonwealth (formerly Empire)

Description: We list ourselves here for completeness and to mention that our own domain is not entirely clear to us. It clearly includes Great Britain and clearly does NOT include Ireland. Pendragon Col. Michael Fisher-King made it clear that we are responsible, in part, for the actions of Britain in its other territories, but what that part is and how we relate to the other companies in those territories is unclear. (Ref. 15.)

The Magi

Domain: Possibly Persia, possibly including the Middle East, possibly including "magedom"

Description: This group is known to us only from our Crusader records. We have been unable to verify their continued existence, though the Logothetes and the Antonines (see below) maintain they still exist. They may be Christianized Zoroastrians or simply Zoroastrian. They may or may not be magicians in some sense. The two companies mentioned above maintain they were founded by the Magi who adored the Christ Child. (Ref. 16.)

The Mahatomarishis (the Sages of Thomas the Great)

Domain: India and, possibly, Indo-China

Description: This group is the one with which we presently enjoy most contact, followed by the Caballeros. This openness is due entirely to Pendragon Col. Michael Fisher-King and his family, along with the now-retired Vasura, leader of the Mahatomarishis. The order is a group of Mar Thoma Christians, very active on a number of fronts in India. (Ref. 17.)

The Nine Auspicious Orders

Domain: China

Description: This is nine Orders working together, or possibly in turns, dating back to pre-Christian times. We have verified their continued existence; they appear to be centered in either Hong Kong or Pei-King. Some of these Orders are Nestorian Christians with Taoist overtones; others are Christianized Confucians; others we do not know about. Contact was cordial, but they politely declined to establish a protocol for future contact. They said we would encounter one another when it became necessary. (Ref. 18.)

The Oblates of St. Nicholas, a.k.a. "Santa's Helpers"

Domain: Scandinavia

Description: We found mention of this group, under the name "Santa's Helpers," in the records left by Pendragon Col. Michael Fisher-King. The Colonel worked with them on two occasions during the War. They appear to be busy working in the Teutonic areas and trying to rebuild Geroldseck. (Ref. 19.)

The Order of St. Anthony

Domain: Arabia

Description: We were referred to this group by the Caballeros, who occasionally contact them through their Iberian members. They are an order of Coptic Christians, with centers in Casablanca and Alexandria. They sometimes work with the Arcophoroi. They take both the Christians and the Mohammedans of Arabia under their protection. They were at pains to point out that their domain does not include the entire Mohammedan "Umma." (Ref. 20.)

Il Ordine di Santa Petronella (the Order of St. Petronella)

Domain: Italy, possibly the entire Catholic Church

Description: We were referred to this order by the Chevaliers. They are a monastic group, including both monks and nuns, centered in Rome and Vatican City. They appear to form a relatively close-knit group with the Chevaliers, the Caballeros, and possibly the Mariners -- in short, the guardians of Catholic Christendom. We are in doubt whether or not the other companies are subordinate to the Petronellans, nor are we clear how they relate to other Catholic areas such as Austria. Perhaps this is a good example of the wisdom of leaving such questions of rank and territory alone. (Ref. 21.)

The Patriarchate of Irem

Domain: Djinnistan (sic)

Description: Our records from the Crusader period refer to this place and this order as real, and the Antonines concur. We, who have had commerce with elves and eldila, are in no position to say they are wrong, though we have no recent indication of this order's continued existence. (Ref. 22.)

The Dare Lodge

Domain: The United States of America

Description: This is almost certainly the newest guardian order on Earth, having been founded in 1777, during the American Revolutionary War. The Chevaliers referred us to them. They are centered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under cover of being an eccentric Masonic lodge, named after Virginia Dare, the first white child born in America. They have been quite open and welcomed establishing contact protocols. They say their mission is to promote the spiritual good to be found in the Enlightenment Movement, though they also clearly regard the United States as their territory. (Ref. 23.)

It is important to note several cultural and geographical areas where we know we are ignorant about possible guardian companies. These areas include:

- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Aboriginal Australia
- Oceania
- South American Indians
- Japan


  1. Angelology, "Evidence and Theories on the Eldila in Logres." Cecil Dimble, 1957.
  2. Archives, 600-1000 (doc. 3, 8, 14, 12-15, 22, 57), 1919-1946 (doc. 1, 2, 12, 15, 87-90)
  3. Legal Documents, "Cover Identities, Denniston, Camilla," "Cover Identities, Denniston, Arthur," "Cover Identities, Maggs, Ivy," "Cover Identities, Maggs, Thomas." See usage lists.
  4. Research, Cultural:
    "Travel Briefing for Madras, 1947,"
    "Travel Briefing for Lyons, 1949,"
    "Travel Briefing for Bonn, 1949,"
    "Travel Briefing for Mexico City, 1949,"
    "Travel Briefing for Philadelphia, 1949,"
    "Travel Briefing for Khartoum, 1950,"
    "Travel Briefing for Alexandria, 1950,"
    "Travel Briefing for Copenhagen, 1951,"
    "Travel Briefing for Rome, Istanbul, and Jerusalem, 1953,"
    "Travel Briefing for Dublin, 1957,"
    "Travel Briefing for Hong-Kong, 1960,"
    all Mark Studdock.
  5. Research, Spiritual, 1947 (doc. 3), 1949 (doc. 1-2), 1950 (doc. 4), 1951 (doc. 1), 1953 (doc. 3-12), 1960 (doc. 6), Jane Studdock.
  6. Meeting Minutes, 2 February 1954.
  7. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Arcophoroi," 1950, Arthur Denniston and Jane & Mark Studdock.
  8. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "Brandan's Mariners," 1957, Andrew MacPhee and Arthur Denniston.
  9. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "Los Caballeros de San Diego," 1949, Camilla and Arthur Denniston.
  10. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "Les Chevaliers de Charlemagne," 1949, Camilla and Arthur Denniston.
  11. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "Geroldseck," 1949, Arthur Denniston.
  12. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Grandmother Spider Society," 1949, Camilla and Arthur Denniston.
  13. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Lamed Vavniks," 1953, Camilla and Arthur Denniston.
  14. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Logothetes," 1953, Camilla and Arthur Denniston.
  15. Meeting Minutes, 8 January 1948.
  16. Archives, 1132 (doc. 7), 1202 (doc. 2).
  17. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Mahatomarishis," 1947, Camilla and Arthur Denniston.
  18. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Nine Auspicious Orders," 1960, Arthur Denniston and Thomas Maggs.
  19. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Oblates of St. Nicholas," 1951, Arthur Denniston.
  20. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Order of St. Anthony," 1953, Arthur Denniston and Jane & Mark Studdock.
  21. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "Il Ordine di Santa Petronella," 1953, Margaret and Cecil Dimble, Jane and Mark Studdock.
  22. Archives, 1132 (doc. 7), 1139 (doc. 1).
  23. Mission Reports, Investigation and Contact, "The Dare Lodge," 1949, Camilla and Arthur Denniston.

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