An ancient group dedicated to thievery, secrecy, and misdirection. First established in Anor in 2065, the Darkblades had to relocate in 5210 after their legendary hidden base was discovered. It is rumored that the ’blades relocated to Pendel, but this has yet to be proven.
The group is notorious for its secrecy. The steps involved in becoming a Darkblade are numerous and intentionally confusing, and once initiated, a Darkblade may know only one or two other ‘blades, usually just fence and a superior. However, some of the largest thefts As Written were perpetrated by Darkblades, including seven separate occasions when they successfully stole various magical artifacts from Castle Valwyr’s own heavily guarded Deepwater Stores (including one incident in 3340 where the stole everything in the Stores, even the sconces the torches sat in).
These days, the Darkblades have taken a bit of a backseat to newer guilds (like the Assassin’s Guild, but their culture and history is still very present in the world.