Secrets of Strugur
Whispers in taverns from Eljun to Aicocht speak of Elven assassins cutting down anyone they please, anywhere across Strugur. Somewhere along the line, the name “Abstersic Order” became attached to these stories, and now it’s synonymous with black-swathed and ruthlessly lethal Elven boogeymen everywhere.
Their existence seems certain at this point, but the exact nature of their targets is a matter of debate. Some say they work purely for the advancement of Viska. Some say they’re a scalpel to cripple the Younger Races so they can’t threaten their Elders. Some say they’re sworn to a more noble cause, snuffing out rogue wizards, radical political figures, Goblinoid tribal leaders, and other sources of chaos. Others wonder if there’s any real difference between the three.
With every noteworthy death being attributed to them by someone, it’s impossible to know how active the Abstersic Order really is, or piece together their true motivations. Only one thing is sure: If the Order wants you dead, you won’t know it until they put a blade ’twixt your ribs.