Path of the Templar...
Send forth His most holy soldiers to beat back the tendrils of shadow and smite the heretics; pacifying their sins. Let them fear the thundering drums of the war horse's hooves. Let them find release as judgement is delivered and they are absolved in the holy Light.
To the north it is commanded that all travelling pilgrims will be under their vigil.
To the east it is commanded that the tendrils of shadow are smited at length.
To the south it is commanded that the crown remain safeguarded.
To the west it is commanded that the Horde answer for all their sins.
These are the charges of the Templars, the militant arm of the Church. This particular chapter's heritage is to that of Northshire, thus "The Northshire Vigil". For it was there that its commissioned officer was schooled in the philosophies of the Light along side his brothers-in-arms, and it is there the ecclesiastical record their garrisoning, though they travel between all places of worship and the kingdom to perform their duties.
Though belonging to the Church, the Order is loyal to the King and ride in both their names, thus will often be found in fields of strife alongside other soldiers as another brand of regiment, hoping to empower those around them with their faith and unyielding discipline to a cause.
Path of the Footman...
These Templars do not stand alone against the tides, honest men are welcome to give themselves as simple serving Men-at-Arms or Rangers to provide the backbone of the Templar's array for battle, they need not worship the Light, and will receive good coin and equipment for their enlistment.
The Sergeant-at-Arms watches over them, it is rumored that another grizzled war veteran from the Fighting Sixth barks out instruction to keep these strong men in top form.
The vows & enlistment...
Enlistment is a simple and straightforward approach of the Order by letter or word of mouth, and you will soon be marching in boots carrying equipment half your own weight. The vows are those that desire the path of the Templar, and give these freely to the Church, but do not do so lightly - it is a way of life, and the trials soon weed out the weak and undeserving.
Men and Dwarves alike are invited to all positions, Battle-Chaplain is the only position open to all other races as long as they are priest or paladin.
Disclaimer: This is a unique role-play challenge for myself and those joining us; as you may know the military has always been my forté - rather than the Light. The wowwiki is answering a lot of my questions, including the use of latin and other terminology, but if you spot a mistake don't hesitate to contact me.