Sobriquets: Deathknights Dark Lawgivers
Champions of the Underworld, Heralds, poets, philosophers and lovers of death, the dark Lawgivers have been raised from the abyss, where they heard the Whispers of the Neverborn and gained insight into occult mysteries and ancient secrets of the grave, so that they might venture forth into Creation and conquer what is theirs by Deathright.
Deathlords create Abyssals in their own image. Abyssals can be allies of the Deathlords, or turn their back on offers of tutelage, lands and titles in the Underworld, and of artifacts of legendary power. They can even be renegades, fighting against the goals of the Deathlords or even the ancient dreaming Neverborn.
- Maiden of the Mirthless Smile, Master Strategist - A sadistic soldier-general. Potentially the most famed Deathknight in creation.
- Fallen Wolf of the Cutting Sea, Exile of Skullstone -
- Lady of Darkness in Bloodstained Robes, High Priestess - a mad whore who preaches sadistic sermons
- Seven-Degreed Physician of Black Maladies, Necrotech Artificer - Mask of Winters Necro-surgeon. A mad genius in his field. A venerable "doctor Frankenstein" of his time.
- Disciple of the Seven Forbidden Wisdoms, Cold-Blooded Killer -
- Typhon, The Wink of the Storm’s Eye, Ambassador to the Confederation of Rivers - A handsome, swave talking streetwalker. A venerable "professor Moriarty" of his time.
- Falling Tears Poet, The Unrequited Lover -
- Apostate in Tatters, The Mad Preacher - Mask of Winters first created Abyssal; considered a failure
- Crumbling Pillar - The chief warrior of the Mask of Winters
- Son of Crows -
- Shards of Basalt - Suffering a split-personality
- Shoat of the Mire - a girl of less than 10 years old; the Dowager's only Deathknight
- White Bone Sinner -
- Martyr to the Last Rest - the chief emissary of The Lover to the Tear Eater tribes.
- Melkin, Fool in Red - The Lover's most beloved servant
- Prince of Shadows, Consort-Champion - disguised as mortal savant in Kirighast, seducing Solars to serve The Lover
- Exquisite Pain -
- Meticulous Owl, Endless-Faced Spite - the Foresaken Lion's Left Hand
- Walking on Laughter - leader of First and Foresaken Lion's Legion Sanguinary despite his inexperience.
- Shatterer of the Way - the only Moonshadow to serve the First and Foresaken Lion;
- Chorus at Midnight -
- Scar of Uproar -
- Red Famine -
- Knight of Ghosts and Shadows - a refugee of The Lover, his fealty sworn to The Bodhisattva
- Ebon Siaka, Hammer of Skullstone - Admiral of the Bodhisattva's Black Fleet;
- Celebrant of Blood -
- Harbinger of the Ghost-Cold Wind, White Walker of the North -
- Weeping Raiton Cast Aside, Enigmatic Arbiter of Underworld Disputes - An Abyssal who works for no Deathlord; seemingly a direct voice of the Neverborn themselves!