All Quiet in Music City
Orphans are those who have Awakened on their own, but who have not received any formal training. For whatever reason, they have figured out how to shape reality without the watchful eye of a mentor. They answer to no one, and they do not follow any codes or philosophies except their own. Their paradigms are quite varied, often the result of experimentation to see what works.
The Order of Hermes and Euthanatoi are especially distrustful of Orphans, because of their potentially corruptible nature. Many of the other Traditions are similarly wary of any Orphans they meet, but they generally will not hunt them down to be indoctrinated or eliminated.