One of several bands of mercenaries dubbed Hellknights during the Chelish Civil War, the skull-clad Order of the Crux refused to disband after the revolution. Hunted down and destroyed by the Order of the Scourge in 4663 AR, the butchers were slaughtered and their fortress, Citadel Gheisteno, was put to the torch. However, 25 years later, three graveknights clad in scarred Hellknight armor rose from the ruin. Calling themselves the Order of the Crux and led by the venomous Lictor Shokneir, the undead triune lurks upon the border of Nidal and Cheliax,† seemingly biding their time.123
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- F. Wesley Schneider. (September 23, 2009). Hellknights Unleashed, Paizo Blog.
- Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ron Lundeen, and Mark Moreland. (2015). Cheliax, The Infernal Empire, p. 15. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-799-4
- Liane Merciel, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, and Mark Moreland. (2018). Nidal, Land of Shadows, p. 18. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-033-0