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Black Knights of Gilneas
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Purpose:

Defense of Gilneas and its people.

Organizational Type:

Brotherhood

Current Head:

Dame Reina Barracas (de facto)

Allegiance:

Kingdom of Gilneas

Base of Operations:

Marrow Keep

Status:

Active, low numbers.


The Black Knights of Gilneas were a long standing order of knights that had been feared by Gilneas' enemies due to their strong tactics and unrelenting cavalry forces. Based in the Northern Headlands in Marrow Keep, an old castle nestled against the cliffs that over looked the shores, the Black knights were renowned during the Second War where their imposing black armored members rode on burly Gilnean mountain horses to run down the oncoming Horde threat.

The order was known to take all members of Gilneas indiscriminately, asking only that they put the order before all else and that they were willing to dedicate at least thirty years of their life to the order. Initiates that passed the trials of the order were then squired under an existing knight. When their training was complete, a special ceremony known as the Naming Ceremony would be conducted. This ceremony consisted of prospect knights choosing the metals they'd like their blade to be forged from and choosing the name of their weapon. They would then take up the weapon for as long as they remained in the order.

Marrow Keep, post invasion after its restoration.

Retired or deceased members of the order who had gone beyond the call of duty would have an ornate portrait painted of them that would be hung in a long corridor known as the Bladed Hall. Within the bladed hall, a plaque that held their named weapon would hang below their portrait with their name, forever memorializing them within the Black Knights.

The order was almost completely obliterated when the Forsaken destroyed the Greymane Wall. The last known surviving member, Dame Reina Barracas, has restored the order to a healthy number, commanding alongside it the Redemption Company.

Their coat of arms used to be an unmarked black flag, but the revived order post Invasion of Gilneas now borders it with a faded crimson as well.

The Kingdom of Gilneas
Lands Gilnean Peninsula Gilneas City · Ashen Coast · Blackwald Forest · Corvric · Duskmist Shore (Duskhaven) · Eastern Reaches (Emberstone Village · Stormglen Village · Stormridge · Tempest's Reach) · Greymane Wall · The Headlands (Keel Harbor · Wolfburgh) · Kentillie · Arevass (Ambermill · Pyrewood Village · Shadowfang Keep) · Northern Headlands (Blightlands · Darkdour · Rosenhearth) · Wolfcrest
Overseas Greyfang Enclave · Greywatch · Havenswood · Howling Oak · Port Aderic · Surwich · Zul'Dare
Organizations Government Gilnean Constabulary · Gilnean Royal Alchemical Society
Military Gilnean Army (Gilneas Brigade · Royal Gilnean Marines · Blades of Greymane) · Gilnean Navy · Black Knights of Gilneas
Other Church of the Holy Light · Harvest Witches· Gilneas Liberation Front · Northgate Rebels
Notable Figures Genn Greymane · Mia Greymane · Liam Greymane · Tess Greymane · Darius Crowley · Lorna Crowley · Vincent Godfrey · Krennan Aranas · Seryl I
Events Northgate Rebellion · Invasion of Gilneas (Battle for Gilneas City)
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