Cabal of the Black Sun
The Cabal of the Black Sun was a sanctioned group of mages in the Ilthium Empire. They were contracted to undermine and dismantle other potentially dangerous groups of mages by the King.
Once their true intent and allegiance were shown, they consolidated their power during the Time of Chaos. To do this they recruited many apprentices and bonded them to themselves. These bonded apprentices were then sent out to other countries to serve as the Cabal’s eyes, ears and hands.