The Crucible of Shadows

Very little is known about the Crucible of Shadows, and what little is known
is only uttered in whispers.  The minions of this organization favor secrecy
and the veil of shadows, and they draw their powers from a union of darkness
and fire.  In its quest for perfection, the Crucible of Shadows is known to
ignore moral limitations, viewing them as weaknesses.  Rumors also speak of
a life dedicated to trials and discipline.  Its members believe that they
become greater by using the past as a vessel--a Crucible--into which they
cast themselves and are re-forged stronger, wiser, and more deadly.