The Hellhounds were one of the fiercest street gangs to ever roam
the Millucis district of Mareilon. When the Nightwings arose in 393
GUE, they competed with the Hellhounds for control over the shadowy and
tenuous underground world that thrived in the lesser parts of Mareilon.
In no time at all the Hounds, an established gang going back years
before most could recall, found themselves scrambling to make up ground
that vanished when the Wings came storming onto the street scene. The
tattooed symbol of a snarling, ravenous hellhound, told of gang
affiliation, loudly proclaiming alliance to the Hounds and crying for
death towards any member of the hated Nightwings,
At the beginning of 398 GUE, the nervous tension of
Mareilon’s crime world reached a fascinating peak as rumors abounded
about a change of power at the top of the Nightwings’ basic structure.
Official word from the bartenders and thieves of the area spoke of an
outsider quickly grasping for control of the gang, pushing out all
those who had held the reins before. This outsider was Zarfil, a
descendant of Prince Argonel who wished to overthrow the governent of
Mareilon and take his rightful place as ruler of the city-state.
Zarfil had been able to convince the leaders of the Hellhounds (one of who was Mimb) to join
his cause as well as many other influential people of Marielon. Even
though a truce managed to be formed between the Nightwings and the
Hellhounds, transforming them from a criminal organization into a
military force with a mission to attack Galepath, Zarfil did not
dismiss the aide of Marboz.
Together, the unified gangs of Mareilon, under
the command of Zarfil began their insurrection, rioting, burning
buildings, murdering government officials and gained possession of the
entire city in one night. Shortly thereafter, Zarfil lead the gangs
against Galepath. The armies of the two cities collided at the
Jerrimore Plains, where both sides were decimated by the Nezgeth tribes.