The Hunters Lodge is a Carja organization dedicated to the art of machine hunting. It was founded by Nahasis, the 10th Sun-King. They maintain multiple Hunting Grounds throughout and around the Sundom, where hunters can undertake timed trials to test their skills and earn prizes. The Lodge is headquartered in a grand house located in Meridian, where hunters can submit proof of their hunts and mingle with other hunters. Membership in the Lodge is highly exclusive, as the Lodge's rules allow only 14 members at a time. Non-members, however, are still permitted to enter the Lodge's House and make use of the Hunting Grounds.
In order to enter the Lodge's House, a hunter must possess three Half Sun trophies, awarded at Hunting Grounds. Admittance is not the same as membership, however. There are multiple classes of membership within the Lodge, each with specific requirements.
- Fledgling: A hunter who has won three Half Sun trophies and is seeking sponsorship by a Hawk for full member status.
- Thrush: A Fledgling who has been sponsored by a Hawk and becomes a junior member. Each Hawk can sponsor only one Thrush.
- Hawk: A Thrush who has succeeded their sponsor after the previous Hawk's death and becomes a senior member. There can only be 7 Hawks.
- Sunhawk: The Hawk who brings back a trophy from the greatest kill is elevated as the leader who presides over the Lodge.
Additionally, the Lodge employs non-members in several positions:
- Grounds Keepers are responsible for crafting the Trial and judging participants who undertake them at the Hunting Grounds.
- Merchants at the Huntings Grounds send all of their proceeds back to the Lodge.
- Carja Artisans are employed with in the Lodge itself to provide multiple services, such as entertainment, shopkeeping, barkeeping, and maintenance.
- Historians-in-Residence are scribes who record the details of the various hunts.
Members, Hunters, and Employees
- Ahsis (Sunhawk, deceased)
- Aidaba (shopkeeper)
- Aloy (Thrush)
- Ardik (Fledgling)
- Brativin Khane Padish (Hawk, deceased)
- Darusiv (Hawk, deceased)
- Farukawas (Sunhawk, deceased)
- Ghalidid (Hawk, deceased)
- Gravid Khane Morza (Hawk, deceased)
- Inquiring Jandiniman (Historian-in-Residence)
- Khulasiv Khane Sovaliy (Hawk, deceased)
- Khuvam (Hawk, deceased)
- Korduf (Fledgling)
- Ligan (Hawk, retired)
- Sirav Khane Pir (Hawk, deceased)
- Talanah Khane Padish (Sunhawk)
- Talavad Khane Padish (Sunhawk, deceased)
- Tarkas (Hawk, deceased)
- Tufanah (Fledgling)
- Yusalin Khane Jageer (Hawk, deceased)