The Blackguards Company includes members drawn from other adventuring groups. The Council taps individuals to join the Blackguards as needed, although an unwritten tradition keeps the number of total Blackguards fewer than thirty at any one time.
Blackguards are enforcers of the Black Council’s will. In most situations, no one opposes the Council’s decisions. On occasion, however, a troublesome individual or group flaunts the Council’s authority. In such situations, the Council dispatches the Blackguards to handle the problem. As a rule, once the Blackguards Company is asked to “handle” a problem, extreme methods are necessary. If possible, these thugs capture the troublemaker and deliver him, bound and gagged, before the Black Council. If this proves too difficult, the Blackguards are adept assassins.
Amongst the adventuring community, the Blackguards have a sinister and somewhat frightening reputation. They wield potent magic weapons, enjoy the aid of dangerous wizards and warlocks, and draw upon the impressive resources of the Council. The Blackguards Company includes the stealthiest rogues, toughest warriors, and most lethal killers alive. Their tactics are both innovative and devastating in effectiveness. Through their exploits, the Blackguards have earned the nickname of “The Bloody Ghosts.”