An elite assassination squad of Faction Paradox cousins based on the lesser world known as earth. All have performed the great hunt to isolate themselves from temporal attack by the Enemy. Cousin Celeste (aka The Black Widow, aka Death, aka Winter) is their nominal leader. They are based in a pocket shadow universe that is separated from the main body of reality by a shadow door. The shadow realm associated with Earth is connected to the Shadow Bridge by a staircase carved out of the ivory from one of the tusks taken from one of the four elephants that support the flat disc of the earth and ride the giant star turtle on its voyage through space.