|Art by Michal Rachwal|
- The Martyrs: The Underworld is not the true afterlife, they claim, but another transitory state of suffering. Their numbers include folks of all faith united in a new theology of death. Through self-suffering, self sacrifice and acts of righteousness they hope to free themselves from that temporary existence. They are monks and pilgrims in tattered robes and demented flagellants as much as they are knight-errant, paladins and Bodhisattva of the dead. Many believe them to be deluded fools in denial.
- The Faceless: The Great War. The War to End All War. World War 1 and the atrocities of it are often overshadow by the war which followed it. The Faceless are these poor men sent to die in the trenches and to kill for a war no one understood and who suffered the dehumanization of mass warfare and the horrors of mechanized warfare. They wear their tattered uniforms of different countries, united in death, their faces twisted and featureless safe for holes. The most twisted of them are fused with machinery. They fight and fight, less mortal shades and more an abstract embodiment of senseless war.
- The Ghouls: Taking cues from the myth of Wendigo and Ghouls, this warband consist nearly entirely of monstrous ghosts which lost their humanity and would be made from various miniatures of their namesake. In the Underworld, there are only cold deserts. The Ghouls were born of starvation either pre or post-mortem, the latter of which being ghost driven mad by their inability to 'fill' themselves with something their psyche needed, irrelevant of it being actual food or not.
- The Forgotten: Souls of the lost, forgotten and the pariah of societies across time. In death, their spectral bodies are fading and falling apart or coming undo in strands of ectoplasm. To anchor themselves they scavenge the ghostly echoes of items, from important tools to useless things such as teddie bears of children. They remake their bodies by wrapping their broken bodies in such junk which has deep symbolic meaning to them and enable them to feel something again and eke out a form of existence.
- The Furies: Mankind has always craved order, even when that order is unfair or a complete lie. The Furies are ghosts which believe themselves to be demons or other spirits which exist to torment the other dead for their past crimes in life and now their transgression of the impossible laws of the dead. They either garb themselves with fearsome masks or mold their shape into that demons or avenging angels (sometimes both at the same time). Their weapons are whips, thorns, police batons and the axes of executioners.
- The Greedy: Material wealth has had power across history. Many societies across time buried their dead with possessions, either to own in the afterlife or to offer gold for passage to the afterlife. These greedy and craven ghosts desire more in the afterlife be the tyrannical and corrupt finding themselves lacking in death or those who never had anything in life spitefully desiring to steal from others. They garb themselves and/or forge armor from the stolen goods of others, especially spectral gold used to pay to enter the Underworld.
- The Companions: Skeletal and decrepit shades of warriors of the ancient world(s) when being a warrior meant more than being thrown into the meat grinder. Back in their time, they were warrior-princes, heroes and conquerors fighting for glory. They were either themselves great heroes which inspired entire armies to follow them to battle or themselves the trusted companion of these great heroes. Ancient and skilled but still very much clinging to their humanity they garb themselves in echoes of fabled relics and serve mighty ascended God-King shades.
- The Rippers: History is replete with individuals which derived pleasure from the act of killing, which eventually developed into the modern concept of the serial killer with the coming of the still-speculated-about Jack the Ripper. Named after their archetypal 'father', this warband is composed of crazed killers which are very close to losing their complete humanity and many emaciated beasts and prowling monsters hunt alongside them. The more human members favor horrible weapons which evoke displays of senseless slaughter, such as giant serrated blades, rusty meathook spears and chainsaws.
- The Drowned: Water cover most of the world yet it remain the most alien place on Earth: a strange, dark and alien realm which humanity cannot conquer. Those who fall to its briny depths are lost forever inside the darkness. The Drowned are the dead of the seas of the underworld, claimed by its alien depths. The Drowned are less the dead sailors and explorers they were in life and more creatures of the dark and unknown, their bodies mixed with echoes of sea life.