Order of the Dyn

The Order of the Dyn are experts at both seduction and the deadly use of force. They are often used by many a king or queen with dark designs in mind to get close to their enemies and eliminate them. The order is feared across Ilefain for their cunning and effectiveness, as well as their enigmatic code of ethics.

The traditional weapon of the Dyn is the Shiv-ring. It is a metal ring with five free floating blades that, when thrown, are flung outward and stab into their victims.

Operations and Tactics


The Dyn are known as the most effective and tenacious killers that can be bought. No wall is thick enough, no bodyguards tough enough, or safehouse hidden well enough to keep the Dyn from their prey. They take little notice of social or political status, seeing all marks as equal if their client pays the price. That said, the assassins refuse to take contracts on rightful monarchs or their families. Those who come to power by deception or might alone do not fall under this protection and are seen as viable targets.

They do not always take their payments in treasure, often accepting favors or the promise of future collaboration with the organization in lieu of gold. This makes some prospective clients nervous, as they never know what price the Dyn will ask. Even those who think they are receiving a bargain, later find out that they are paying a very high price indeed. They pride themselves on being assassins, and nothing else. Prospective clients seeking assassination plus "extras" such as espionage will have the entire contract refused. Existing clients who try and vary the contract to include additional services soon find out that the Dyn are concerned only with the sacred rite of assassination.

Contacting the Dyn can be a tricky proposition, as there are no direct channels. Those in search of their skills must spread rumors among the lowest, most criminal members of Ilefain and wait to be contacted by a representative. At other times, those who have a strong grudge against someone, or who wish to revenge themselves, are contacted by a member of the organization out of the blue. It is unclear whether this near-prescient knowledge is merely the result of an extensive spy or informant network, or whether the Dyn use magical or supernatural means to spy on potential clients.

Organization


Dyn assassins report to a cabal of assassin lords called the Necremarca, the High Killers. This group of several dozen of Nora's greatest hired killers rule the organization from their secret headquarters, the Citadel. Most of the Necremarca are women, and the deadly mistresses each have influence over a specific duchy, dispatching agents to the lands they know. The pinnacle of power within the Dyn is the role of Death Mistress (currently held by Death Mistress Jessa), a position that can only be held by a woman, and arguably grants more individual power than any other position in Ilefain.

Necremarca

The Necremarca are the ruling council of the Dyn assassins, second in authority only to Black Mistress Jessa herself.

They live in the Odalis section of the Citadel.

Members of the Necremarca are almost invariably female, although there is no absolute prohibition against male members. They keep their names a secret – to non-Necremarca they are known only by their titles.

Tradition has it that there are 13 members of the Necremarca. In practice any sufficiently skilled Dyn member may be asked to join, so the number fluctuates. It has been as low as seven and as high as twenty three.

History


The Dyn began as a cult of assassins based in the temple of Shaydis in the city of Lindblum in Erwynn.

They relocated to their current location. They built their hidden new headquarters, the Citadel.

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