~ Excerpt from the Necrotian Unholy Scriptures - quoted by High Cultist Herennn, Cult of the Damned.
Alone and desolate, the figure crossed the road, eager to be at home in front of a warm fire. The shadows resembled lurking wraiths, a reminder of the void that the figure suppressed within. Three strangers silently encroached, closing the distance from all sides, their black hooded cloaks pulled low over their eyes.
"What.. d-do you w-want?" came the plea, trembling with fright. "Take all of my money - it's yours!" The figure threw a pouch on the ground; gold, silver, and copper coins spilling across the pavement.
"We don't want your money. We've come to help you." The stranger who had spoken possessed a voice that was deathly hollow. Another chuckled softly, gleefully.
Without warning, a metal hand shot out, clamping tightly around the victim's throat. It squeezed with near-inhuman strength. The air pipe closed. Within seconds, all went black...
The Necrotian Sect is a heavy, dark, mature RP guild now in operation. It is a working arm of the Cult of the Damned, and could be described as a gang or cult guild. Recruits generally fill one of four roles - as an alchemist, surgeon, tinker, or all-purpose thug. Those that have proved their loyalty and worth may be rewarded and allowed to wear the esteemed unholy cloth, taking part in highly secretive rituals and occasionally living sacrifice.
Day-to-day tasks include the gathering of unusual and exotic materials for alchemical experiments - eye stalks, bat wings, fungus, and grave dust to name but a few. In the hidden laboratory, cauldrons bubble with vile new plagues to be set up the population. Glass vats filled with green viscous fluid await the addition of flesh and bone to be resculpted, molded, and mutated into unrecognisable forms. In the tinker's corner, artificial devices are grafted onto severed limbs, replacing older parts of inferior function.
No race, class, or level is beneath the attention of The Necrotian Sect. Valuing quality over quantity, members are often fanatical, if not permanently insane. To be a Necrotian, one must be prepared to take part. Those who emulate corpses may soon find themselves becoming one, dropped unceremoniously into the nearest canal, and denied the reward of undeath.
Should you wish to be chosen, contact Steinerz, Amarstin, Calling, or Yttrena to undertake your initiation.
Anyone recruited into the guild will not be aware of its cultish nature initially. We work under a cover operation called the Keltson Shipping Company, which is an offshoot of a legitimate business called Keltson Imports Ltd, run by Orlahn Keltson. The Necrotian Sect run a smuggling operation within the shipping business. Guild members are dockworkers, laborers, and clerks. The name 'Necrotian Sect' and its nature are closely guarded secrets IC, even within the guild.