The order of the Skyward Eye is an embodiment of the ideal of righteousness. Striving for perfection in being good, living correctly as an example to others, and guiding others in their lives is the core duty of the order. The Skyward Eye crusades against groups and places that choose to not live correctly. Jhess in particular draws ire for its denizens' embrace of what the members of the order see as hedonistic pursuits
In reality, the Order of the Skyward Eye does the bidding of an evil force, unwittingly stirring fear and mistrust across Bant in accordance with his plans. They lament the doom that is coming to Bant without realizing the part their own leaders have played in it.