The Black Hand

The Black Hand are the iron fist who serve Krychire's rulers, the Council of 
Necromancers. The Black Hand is made of local clan-chiefs, powerful magi, and 
others who have proven their worth in the desolate North. Their orders are to 
enforce the laws of province with all the prejudice and sadism they can muster. 

At the beck and call of the Hand are numerous creatures summoned from the 
darkest pits of the Hells, barely restrained by their masters. Many of the 
tribesman from the surrounding area balk at such evil magics, but those that 
have the stomach and the desire for the spoils the Hand offers can work their 
way up this social ladder, slick with the blood of those who didn't succeed.