The Order of the Gilded Rose goes places where nobles and armies can?t go. Foreign courts, foul cults to demon gods, and violent humanoid invasion forces all unwittingly count the Order among their membership.
Once inside, the members of the Order learn things that a frontal assault wouldn?t reveal, and use that information to bring these kinds of organizations down from within and without.
The Order is not a standing army, and are not under the protection of any kingdom. It operates secretly, under the cover of an organization providing training to the town guard of villages too small to do so themselves.
This 16-page PDF, written by Eric Karnes, provides information on the Order, including adventure hooks and over 15 NPCs, ranging from the powerful heads of the Order, to example NPCs representing its rank-and-file membership.