||These agents are found in various locations, both city and wilderness, spreading fear, hatred or simply observing and reporting back. Most cells have a Magical Item called the Dark Whisperer.
A Dark Whisperer is a magical stone crafted in the depths of the Darklands. Each Dark Whisperer is keyed to a specific Darklord or aid and can be used by agents acting far from the Darklands to communicate with their masters. The item itself looks like a palm-sized, oval piece of onyx with a whirlpool of dim purple light rotating within. An agent with a Dark Whisperer may use it to enter a trance and beg for the attention of the Darklord/aid the Whisperer is keyed to. If the Darklord/aid chooses to acknowledge them, they may converse normally through the medium of the stone. Either party may end the conversation at will.
Cells are typically 3-6 strong, and will use various local help for whatever their current goal is. Some work alone, these are the hardest to find as they could be anyone and anywhere.
Weapons and armour vary, but the usually dress in the clothes common to the area and avoid armour to blend in.
Safe houses are defended using short double shot disc crossbows, these as stocky to allow rapid movement in close areas, and therefore have reduced range, but make up for it by allowing 2 shots before reloading. Both can be shot at once, striking the same location with deadly effect.
This rare form of heavy crossbow fires an extremely thin steel disk from a horizontal shaft. The weapon is decidedly more effective than other crossbows or bows against lightly armoured targets at close range and can inflict severe wounds against them. However, the disk crossbow is not as deadly against well-armoured foes as they lose the AP effect that crossbows have (house rule).
The disk-firing crossbow resembles a heavy crossbow. A wood block with a slit parallel to the crossbows handle and the absence of a bolt shaft on top of the crossbow reveals the weapon for what it truly is. The fact that the disk crossbow fires a projectile of carefully forged and sharpened metal is a factor that contributes to its rarity,
Some highly specialised forms are doubled Disc crossbows, essentially two disc crossbows joined with the same stock and handle. Two separate triggers, side by side, are included along with two separate disc shafts and strings, one over the other. The design considerably decreases the crossbows range in comparison to that of the standard crossbow. Both strings of this odd but useful weapon can be cranked back with a single hook, making this a rapid-firing weapon that can fire two discs per melee round in the hands of someone who has proficiency with this weapon.