The Burnt World of Athas
Dotted across the landscape are monasteries—small, walled cloisters
inhabited by monks who pursue personal perfection through action
as well as contemplation. They train themselves to be versatile
warriors skilled at fighting without weapons or armor. The
inhabitants of monasteries headed by good masters serve as
protectors of the people. Ready for battle even when barefoot and
dressed in peasant clothes, monks can travel unnoticed among the
populace, catching bandits, warlords, and corrupt nobles unawares.
An individual monk usually has a personal mission, whether that be achieve personal
perfection or ease with survival in the harsh wastelands.
Detailed monk stuff is on this site: MONK