In the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, Calispar Delgorth, a Talonan priest and member of the Vipers bandits, contacted the Shadowkind and offered them his magic-resistant poison. In exchange, he desired the deaths of a few of his enemies in Procampur, including the high priest of Torm. The Shadowkind accepted on the condition of proof of the poison's magic immunity. Calispar accepted and organized a demonstration in the nearby hamlet of Sevenecho. A representative of the Shadowkind, Autton Shadowshroud, was sent to oversee the test.
The Shadowkind were a small but elite guild of assassins.
It was customary for members to dye their hair black.