The White Owls
The white Owls are a guild of antivan assassins, who operate in Antiva, the Free Marches and Ferelden. They are not as good or famous as the Crows of Antiva, but their services are less expencive. Their typical services are assassination, abduction and intelligence.
Most of their men are orphans, taken from the streets and trained in young ages, to be loyal to the Owls. When they are taken by the Owls, they gain a tatoo of a white owl somewehre on their body. After that, the aprentices are trained in the Basics of concealment and combat by some of the active assassins, who are taken out of the acive service for one Generation of aprentices. As soon as the Council thinks an aprentice is ready to become a full member, he experiences “the fly”. In this final step, the aprentice is send out of the borders of Antiva to one of the guildhouses in the Free Marches or Ferelden.
They have to survive the way with their own wits and skills and when they survive the route, they serve the local guildhouse for simple or non-important missions until the local represant of the Council decides to teach him the secrets of being a true assassin or until he dies.