The Resistance is a movement that was started sometime prior to the late 70s by a group of twelve former Hymn of One members, including Jonas's parents, which was dedicated to "unearthing [the Order]'s dark history and destroying its unholy practices" (We Who Fight). Many years later, when Jonas believed his parents to be dead, he and his friends began calling themselves by this term.
The Original Members
The twelve original members, Kenneth Perry Harlan, Damon Lindsey Lambien, George Thomas Kiel, Oswald Matthew Angie, Michael Byron Carruthers, Theresa Cunningham McManus, Desiree Thoreux Alcott, Christopher Raymond Nance, Susan Bethany Campbell, Joseph Carmichael Nagler, Penny Samson Rayborne, and Raymond Joseph Wharton (Jonas's Father) belonged to the Hymn of One (evidenced by their decision to renounce it in their Mission Statement) before deciding to break away and fight against it as the Resistance. In My Hand Hurts, Jonas found a scrapbook that his Aunt Alex had compiled with information about them. He learned that the members had included a human rights lawyer, an economics professor, a rabbi, an ambassador, a publishing heiress, a radio station owner, a regenerative medical specialist, and a former CIA director. He also found an article about each and every one of their deaths or disappearances under mysterious circumstances.
Notes About Members
- Penny joined George and Raymond at a Hymn of One seminar.
- Theresa is a member who died early on. It is implied that she joined with Carruthers during the schism.
Lord Carruthers existed as a mole within the Resistance to gather Intel on them for the Order and break the group up from the inside. He gathered supporters by promising the more corruptible members of the group eternal life. Once he gained enough support, he was able to drive the other members into hiding. Unfortunately for the members who sided with him, Carruthers killed the "puppets" once his job was complete.
The Resistance is known to have had a number of bunkers, which they used until the schism within the group, details about which can be read in The Order in the Modern Empire. At the first bunker TAAG visited, they found the following information displayed on a whiteboard, indicating what the original Resistance seemed to know about the Order at the time they were occupying it:
In Going Down, Jonas found The Resistance's Mission Statement, We Who Fight, which reads as follows: