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- "...a brotherhood of fifteen monks whose sole occupation was to keep the Potentia, or ZPM, safe."
- — Allina
The Quindosm was tasked by the Ancients to protect the Potentia, a Zero Point Module, from the Wraith. The Brotherhood consisted of fifteen members - a master handler, five protectors and nine stone carriers. The stone carriers protected a series of nine stones which helped locate the potentia should their order be wiped out, a fear they all had. (ATL: "The Brotherhood")
The order was tasked with protecting the potentia, keeping it safe from the Wraith. Eventually, during a culling only two of the order remained - Astrum and Porta, but these two were captured by the Wraith. 10,000 years later the order was restored with Allina becoming the master handler and taking the potentia from Sheppard's team and hiding it. (ATL: "The Brotherhood")