Possibly the greatest of the these groups of cut throats, is the Brotherhood of the Black Hood. They have formed a veritable army of thieves and murderers. Some say Brotherhood spies creep into Wall now and then to collect rumors of expeditions. Then they wait to waylay adventurers and tomb robbers along the roads.
The Brotherhood often wears crude black hoods made of dyed burlap, and hangman's nooses around there necks. These serve two purposes. One, to frighten any would be foes, the other, to remind them of their fate should they be taken alive. Horns are also sometimes sewn on the hoods. From a distance, they appear as demons and monsters. Useful to scare off unwary opponents.
The Brotherhood's leader is a shadowy figure. He is an unnamed giant of a man and is known to have killed 13 contenders to his thrown barehanded. He is also thought to have amassed vast wealth in his hidden fortress. Any adventurers brave, or foolish enough, to enter his lands will have a fight on their hands, and possibly end up with a noose around their necks.