The Totenkopfs are people who wear black robes and skull masks. They are a death cult whose sole purpose seems to be to plunge the world into chaos by disrupting the world's governments from within. They are led by Kamen Grimgaze, an enigmatic masked mage who is referred to as the Master.
Armor and Emblems
The Totenkopfs often wear black cloaks and skull masks, although they can often appear as ordinary citizens in order to not draw attention to themselves. Ordinary Totenkopfs wear skull masks, the Blessed wear animal skull masks (e.g. Cain's horse skull mask), and the Master has seen wearing an actual skull of a demon. The flag of the Totenkopfs is a burning white skull on a field of black.
The Totenkopfs believe in salvation through death and wish to exterminate all life by causing as much chaos as possible. They have been using the Blood Fever for this purpose, and some have recently begun to suspect that some early Totenkopfs might have actually been the ones who have created the Blood Fever in the first place, although these claims are not verified yet.
The first notes about the cult's existence are from the years after the Great War when many clerics of Mardük wandered aimlessly after witnessing the death of their god Mardük. They were recruited into the ranks of the Totenkopfs which steadily grew and used the information provided by the clerics to infiltrate into all levels of society in different nations.
The Totenkopfs are highly destructive and skilled in manipulation. They have caused many major and minor conflicts and even toppled some governments from within, and this makes them antagonists to any other faction. They are currently allied with the other factions of the Crimson Coalition, but their recent actions seem to indicate that they are just using the Coalition for their own nefarious ends.
There is very little information about the Totenkopfs, but it has recently been discovered that the mysterious Master operates through higher-ranked Totenkopfs who are titled as the Blessed. Each group of Totenkopfs is always led by a Blessed or at least a Totenkopf who is close to one of the Blessed. If anyone has seen the face of the Master, it will surely be a Blessed, although even these claims are yet to be verified.
The Totenkopfs also seem to know awfully lot about what is going on in the world, and this seems to prove that they do indeed have people in high places or that they at least have proper connections to some corruptible authorities. Weeding them out will thus be extremely difficult, but factions such as the Blades of Vigilance do what they can to stop the Totenkopfs' nefarious schemes and to reveal their existence to the public.
- Cain Highwind, former hero of the Grand Alliance and one of the Master's Blessed.
- Gloriana, lieutenant of the Ravensworth Watch and minion of Cain.
- Izael Korath, minion of Cain.
- Jacob Seneron, one of the Master's Blessed. (dead)
- Kamen Grimgaze, Master of the Totenkopfs.
- Simon, one of the founders of the Crimson Coalition and minion of Cain.
- Zenobia, minion of Cain who also worked for Jacob.