East TN Adventurers League
Tears of Virulence
Members of the Black Fist who have decided to support the dragon Vorgansharax, the Maimed Virulence, and his attempt to take over Phlan. Their reasons for siding with the dragon are varied. Some are greedy and were bribed to aid the Cult of the Dragon. Others went over when it was clear the town was lost, and they wanted to be on the winning side. A significant number who worship the deity Bane believe that the Lord Regent is weak and that Vorgansharax is a true tyrant worth serving.
The Tears are in the process of exterminating all the Knights of the Black Fist who did not join with them. The Black Fists don’t know that the Tears exist and thus were easily taken by surprise. Some of the Tears have been allied with the Cult of the Dragon for months. Their aid was crucial in sneaking the Cult’s forces into the town. Soon Phlan will be locked down, and escape will be impossible.
With the help of corrupted members of the Black Fist, the Cult has been passing information back and forth among its many members and spies through the cultist Spernik, who served as a hub for information in planning the attack on Phlan.
The Tears are spread throughout the town, but they completely control the docks and the town gates, and they have closed the Stojanow Gate for the first time in living memory.