The Watcher of the Mists
The Black Arrows are a military order based out of Fort Rannick, on Hook Mountain, near the town of Turtleback Ferry in Varisia. The Black Arrows nominally report to the military of Magnimar, but they are the farthest outpost of the city-state’s demensne, and their actual contact is limited.
The Black Arrows were established in 4675 AR to protect the area around Hook Mountain from the depredations of the monsters that stalk the region— most notably the Kreeg Clanhold ogres, but also the numerous giant vermin and magical beasts that also hunt the woods and hills. Many of the Black Arrows themselves are former petty criminals convicted in Magnimar’s holdings and given a choice between prison, galley duty, or conscription into this dangerous unit. Those that survive typically relish their new life on the frontier.
The Black Arrows are fiercely loyal to each other and take great pride in their work. They are frequently seen in Turtleback Ferry and other villages in the area.
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Headquarters: Fort Rannick, Varisia
Leaders: Colonel Lamatar Bayden; Captain Jakardos Sovark
Structure: Military hierarchy