The Nettyr Protocol was a protocol put in place by Ezalar Nettyr in order to prevent a repeat of the catastrophic Event. It restricted access to the Deydhos Source so that only trusted members of the Seat of Pelinor's government could reach it, and in the direst circumstances only the Lord. However, the Illuminati learned of the Protocol and used the weaker-minded members of the League of Bearded Gentlemen to gain access to the Source for its own nefarious use.