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The Black Writ
The 'Black Writ' is a band of self-proclaimed agents of law and order who have
long waged a battle against some of the more sinister groups operating throughout the
North Broadlands .
The name is said to come from a secret writ that serves as the organization's charter
-- a document that codifies the group's tenets.
While many are quick to applaud the Black Writ, citing their valiant, unflinching stand
against organizations like the Night Whisperers and
Dire , there is a growing concern regarding the group's tactics -- which
often resemble the brutal measures taken by the very entities to which they're opposed.
After a series of bloody battles in
Gaddurug's End in Trithik , against
a purported nest of Nightwhisperers , the Black Writ
found itself under the unwelcome scrutiny of Thane Pyrond .
The Thane declared the Black Writ to be outlaws and swiftly and decisively
moved against the secretive group.
For several weeks, members of the Black Writ were hunted down and hauled into the dungeons
beneath Trynd Keep. The group's suspected leader, a rugged swordsman by the name of Yuthmel,
was captured as he attempted to rescue several of his imprisoned cohorts.
Yuthmel was to be taken to Talinus and tried for his alleged crimes, but when he managed to
escape his bonds and make an attempt on Thane Pyrond's life, he
was retaken and summarily hanged.
It is believed that the death of Yuthmel heralded the end of the Black Writ. Little has been
heard of the group since.