The Val’Kushir Brides
Who watches the watchers? The Val’Kushir Brides do. These are the former concubines of the Dark Lord himself. Magically and surgically sterilized as to not diminish the power of the Dark Lord by passing his power onto any potential offspring.
As individuals who have directly felt the influence and touch of the Dark Lord; they are magically imbued with his boons. Unnatural speed and agility, the ability to remain unseen in any setting, and an exceedingly keen mind are common traits of the Val’Kushir. While they are in the company of the Dark Lord and living in his halls, they train in the art of assassination, magical ability, speechcraft, and many other pursuits. Though the caste of the interior holds many spies, the Val’Kushir Brides are the masters. Either unseen until the split second a dagger launches itself from the shadows, or the center of attention and the life of the party. Whatever the quest requires, the Val’Kushir Brides excel in the skills to accomplish it.
These are the personal agents of the Dark Lord. This is an honor revered above all others, once a bride takes the blood pact and gains full rank and status in this group, all history and evidence of their former life is erased and destroyed. And the memory of them by their former loved ones and friends slowly fades until they are but a dream, that you can’t seem to grasp onto the clear picture of any longer. They are simultaneously the most sought after position in Dark Lord’s Empire, and the monster of a bedtime stories mothers in the dark empire tell their children to keep them in line.
The head of this group is the original Bride herself, the dragon concubine of the Dark Lord. Though she knows she will never truly ensnare the Dark Lord as her mate, she tries eternally to earn his favor.