Nightblades in broad daylight
The Templar network of agents allows them to recruit “local assets” and enroll them in their indoctrination program.
Rumors abound about a secret training track with a notoriously low survival rate that produces a handful of elite Black Ops operatives.
The Nightblade's captain was held in the Order’s dungeon for a month. He was charged with organizing his elite assassins into squads that were robbing small merchants at night. The charges were dropped after all three witnesses were found dead at first light.
Unlike the charges, the nickname stuck. As did the captain, who liked the Order’s dungeon so much, he moved his headquarters there. His assassins’ lair is now a sanctified place, ideal for Aguta worship.
There are indeed some fletchers of renown among these elite rangers, but the Thunderbolts got their name for another reason. The short version of the story is that their previous nickname "Bolts" highlighted the exceptional haste of their retreat, which in turn resulted in too much blood being spilled in tavern brawls.
So they got Thunderbolts instead. It's another matter whether the bloodletting has stopped. Thankfully, the Templars take exceptionally good care of the wounded.
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