Sing a Song of Blackbirds
The Black Cardinals
The black cardinals are the voices of the Ravens. Each Raven has 2 cardinals that are appointed to assist them. These cardinals generally have been delegated the tasks of security and public order, though they are often given other miscellaneous tasks so that the Ravens do not have to interact too much with the citizens of Ravenspire.
Unlike the Ravens, the black cardinals are generally appointed from the populace of Ravenspire and the surrounding areas. They are generally chosen because of their skill in their chosen profession, though it does not seem to matter so much what the profession is. Master bakers are chosen to be cardinals just as often as mighty warriors are. The Ravens make use of every talent, and some of the most famous cardinals have been those whose talents were something out of the ordinary. One of the most common Nursery tales of the Mahogany coast, even outside of the influence of Ravenspire, is of Black Martin.