The Bats are a gang of ruffians, thieves and highway bandits. They like to stylize themselves as a guild, however, they have no official license nor higher purpose. The scoundrels have gathered together as a means of effective banditry and protection. The largest group of Bats takes residence in an ancient clocktower located in an otherwise abandoned section of the city.
True to their name, these bandits also keep bats as pets. These large, terrifying creatures are not the small, brown bats found in caves or abandoned houses. Rather, these are shadowhunter bats. These are large, vicious predators that normally do not train well. However, the gang seems to have found a way to befriend the large monsters and take up residence with them.
The home to the Bats has a much older history than themselves. Port Denison, a nearby trading post, has a long-standing myth about the place. The Old Clocktower is said to be the home of an ancient, evil spirit. This bat-winged woman is said to eat children and capture people simply to torture them. When children go missing, they blame it on “Sephone,” the name given to this spirit.