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8.2.3 The Carnifex
Centuries ago, the Infernal Knights came into existence under the tutelage of Lord Roan Seluno, of the three Seluno brothers. As the decades passed, the Infernals became renowned for their wielding Necromancy alongside their blades, bringing many to their ends and leaving destruction in their wake. Although none knew it at the time, change was in the winds when Verkai, the Usurper broke free of the Underking's halls and shattered the thin barrier between the Soul plane and the Prime Material, souls flooding free of their exile. The full effects were not known until the year 343, twenty-five years after the Usurper was slain. A call was issued to the present Infernals, led by their Commander, who were shocked to find the soul of Lord Roan amongst them as they gathered. Seeking a body to complete his return, he led them to the village of Jaru and gave instructions as to the massacre that was to follow. Not a single villager survived that day, the village's streets flooded with blood and gore, save for the four he directed to be spared. Their purpose, however, was nigh: as Lord Roan began the ritual, the souls of the slaughtered denizens rose to the sky and he shortly gave the order to spill the blood of those four thus spared, lending the final power to seal his ascension to corporeal form once more. Taking the mantle of the guide to the Infernals once more, Roan bid them to shed the shackles of their old namesake and to cast aside the meaningless notion of chivalry, heralding the new age of the Carnifex, bringers of death who scoff at the Underking's influence and harness the souls of the very innocents they butcher, ripping them from the Underhalls to further their own cause and power. With Savagery the Carnifex uses every means at his disposal to bring death to those who oppose them, via steel and fists alike. Deathlore allows one to use the souls of the dead for his or her own purpose, augmenting their attacks and gaining strength from the suffering of those who fall under their might. Bloodshed is wrought with warhounds by their sides, the beasts trained for battle to help their masters spread carnage across Sapience.