The folks at The Chronicles of Spellborn have expanded on the game's background lore with a look at the history of the organization known as the Brotherhood of the Glaive.
If you live for profit and do not shun the misery of others, you might well find yourself suited for a life in the Brotherhood of the Glaive. This secretive group of warriors and traders are extremely cunning and use every opportunity they get to make some money.
The Brotherhood of the Glaive finds its origin during the start of the tenth century in which the Enclave fully exploited the mines on the Shard Mount of Heroes. Unfortunately the Howlers had delved further underground as well and the miners inadvertently opened up a passage bringing the Enclave once again in direct contact with the horrendous creatures. The second Howler War started.
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