These paladins have a reputation for dispensing brutal justice to any who interfere with trade coming into or out of Thorrn. Worshipping the god Hades, they are generally quick tempered, and hostile to outsiders. Anyone captured alive by the Black Paladins may expect to face trial by Combat, which typically involves being thrown naked into the local arena to fight huge dire scorpions, which they often find harassing traders on the road. Such scorpions typically have nests, which the paladins find and harvest, then train up the baby scorpions until they are ready for the arena.