The Shadowflame cult was originally founded shortly after the demonic invasion by a group of power-hungry wizards who hoped to master the demonic magic and use it to take control over the world. Even though their efforts eventually failed and the cult was forced into hiding, they are a lasting problem often left underestimated.
Over the years, they became less radical but no less dangerous. Individuals join them for various reasons ranging from curiosity through greed or personal grudges to dreams of domination. Scheming from the shadows, they are hard to counter and will, in most cases, cause some chaos only to vanish before any action can be taken against them – or before they can be even connected to it.
Declared outlaws with bounties on their heads, they are forced to conceal their true identity which, in turn, makes any attempt on uncovering their power structure almost impossible.
As of the to-be Eternal Defenders book one, they are led by Darkmaster Eclipse and his lieutenants: Blackeye and Nightshade.