Built upon smoke, blood, and loyalty an unknown force; blade, committed itself into a system of dethroning tyrants, eliminating greed-driven titans, and slitting the throats of self-proclaimed gods. Where power - too much power, laid the Unseen Blade was there to put it to rest. A heavy responsibility weighing upon the shoulders of warrior/assassin alike, the Guild of Guardians arose into the whims of reality. Itself, it held no name. Spans of era's and millenniums, the Brotherhood had finally gained itself an identity within the Holy Year of 1165. A name of no man known to public-eye though forever legend to those of the Creed, المطران الفضي (Translation: The Silver Bishop). rightfully became the First Mentor and Grandmaster of the Saints of Shadows. Though throughout the many millennia of shrouded mystery, the Guild adopted a new name. And when came the new age of revolutionaries, also followed a new era of balance. Within the masquerade of society, prey walked. And predators stalked.
Whenever, wherever they were needed. The Shadow Syndicate intervened.
The Birth of the Brotherhood
The Hidden One’s has always been quite the untold story among men, it’s cause. It’s origin. Speculation prodded at the group’s ideologies like ravens, attempting to tear down the very wall the Syndicate so eagerly created. Though as they always had, the Unseen Blade proved their identity - shunning all eyes and resolving loose ends. Only internally was the veil that is the Syndicates origin declared. Within, Assassins thrived on the Silver Bishop’s accomplishments. Paving way for their own. But this inspiration never began with the heart and mind of the Bishop, nor did it begin in the Holy Year of 1165. Instead, the Creed of Cobra became - in the early medieval period of 47 BCE.
It’s founder bore no name, and neither did his apprentices. Throughout history the Brotherhood declared balance amongst every region they stepped upon, and with this influence the Hidden Blade skyrocketed as did its ranks. It was only until the age of The Silver Bishop the Creed adopted itself the identity of the Shadow Syndicate. He fought many wars, المطران الفضي. Victory and loss came to a balance within his judgment among the fellow brotherhood. Like others before him, he became Supreme Mentor. When came immense privileges, also followed the brutal greed of a son he had once thought to lose.
He fought well, المطران الفضي. Though as skilled as he was, his son who had bared the ultimate decade difference between his father prevailed. And rightfully so, his son - Caesar - laid claim to the Shadow Syndicate. Surprisingly so, Caesar didn’t commit to a savage reign of tyranny nor did he abuse the Creed to please his betters, instead he embarked into a new age of assassin.
A New Age of Assassin
A sea of faces - though only one target, predator stalked upon prey - determination cooler than a brisk gale. The moment Caeser arose to the throne of thieves, the Syndicate bent knee for they bow before their newfound Mentor. Alike his father, Caeser led the Creed with great flair, did what his father could not. Where there was a variable to subtract, he executed them from the equation. Unlike his father, Caeser took a more lethal approach to the Syndicate’s common interest. Without a second thought assassin alike executed.
Decades of dominance pursued, though as all did, Caeser grew old. And when he finally passed, as did the mantle of mentor. Era’s passed and as did faces, though one stood out. An extraordinary Assassin she was, Ly Nguyễn - a member of the Saigon Brotherhood, revolutionized the art of stealth and efficiency. Deadly and Graceful, Nguyễn became first of many Black Lotus’s - a subsidiary faction amongst the ranks of the Shadow Syndicate. Spending years as teacher and mentor of the Black Lotus’s, Ly earned the title of Mentor of the Saigon Brotherhood. Though her reign over the Saigon Brotherhood ended during late 1972.
The Syndicate itself evolved between the era’s of Nguyễn’s and Caesers rule, the coming and passing of legendary idols and assassins amongst the tales of defectors and great betrayals.
Pierre Évreux, father of Sinister French Society bent a bloodied knee towards none other than Elliot Belrose himself - the future Supreme Mentor of the Shadow Syndicate. Évreux feared no man, though Belrose was no ordinary man. He was a shadow amongst men, a blade in the crowd. And to Évreux, he was a demon. Rightfully so. All of which occurred whilst maintaining title of Mentor of the French Brotherhood.
It wasn’t until the brutal death of Adrian Rioux - the current Supreme Mentor at the time - was Elliot chosen to become Supreme Mentor of the Shadow Syndicate.
|An international organization whose main focus commits to the wealthy and powerful, various guilds and subsidiaries scatter across the entire world. Assassins laying claim to wherever their deathly grasps can reach, each and every guild holds loyalty to its own mentor/guild-master. Alike others, each brotherhood selects its members very meticulously, though descendants of previous assassins are automatically members of each guild unless decided otherwise. Unless permitted, those who operate in a certain committed region are to proceed within their region. Those who operate in France only work in France unless permitted to take leave and to another region temporarily.|
Ranks & Members
Itself, the Shadow Syndicate houses and trains the uttermost advanced warriors known to mankind. Each and every member of the Creed are outfitted with garbs that slightly share a semblance to that of an ave. Throughout ranking from bottom-up, assassins are granted a surplus of both bladed and blunt weapons whether their preference. Though the most iconic be their hidden-blade. A weapon whose sole-purpose is to assassinate those in plain-sight, the hidden-blade is granted use at the specific rank of Apprentice. Most if not all Assassins are given training of certain aspects of combat & movement, have it be savate to Freerunning or taekwondo to weight training.
- First of all, please abide by the regular CVnU Rules.
- As of now, the Shadow Syndicate does not have a definitive location/HQ, though Sub-Locals are welcome to be made. But first just PM me at Red Jay, Belrose, and/or Damon Ford
- The Syndicate is a very secretive organization so if your character or NPC or anything of the like is gonna find out about the Creed, please sell it's secrecy.
- If you wish to join, induct an NPC or anything like that do the same as mentioned and PM me.
- Abide by the IC Creed Rules whilst IC
- Have fun!
Rules will be changed due time ;)