The Open Horizon
The Rock of Auel
The Rock of Auel is the home of the Wind-Favored Harpies, an all-female Warrior Society that contributes Special Wars and Tactics Commanders to the Sky Patrol.
The Five Favored are the Highest-ranked members of the Harpies. While only the actual deployed Five are supposed to be called such, even the Retired Members of the Five are still allowed to retain the title as a special mark of distinction, and can even be called back to duty if hale enough and their successors should die in combat or misadventure.