Grasp of Orcus
The Shadowclan is a secret organization in the kingdom of Aedenryl dedicated to restoring the rightful descendants of King Zotaire to the throne. The Clan has existed since Zotaire was assassinated by usurpers a century ago and is currently headed by Ayeeda.
Uroq Mahwurld, under his birth name of Aeoden, was raised as a member of the Shadowclan. His older brother Aeoroc was the oldest male descendant of Zotaire, by virtue of their mother’s Ayeeda’s bloodline, and was to have assumed the throne when the Clan finally pulled off its coup. However, Aeoden himself caused scandal within the clan by falling in love with the usurpers’ princess, and was forced to fake his own death to escape (thus changing his name to Uroq).
With Aeoden presumed dead, the boys’ stepfather killed Aeoroc as well, making his own son Venzer (Aeoden and Aeoroc’s half-brother) the only male heir to Zotaire. Aeoden has been traveling distant lands as the famous bard Uroq Mahwurld ever since, and does not know the current status or plans of the Shadowclan, or indeed the entire kingdom of Aedenryl. It can be presumed, however, that were Uroq to return home, there would be at least some who would support him as the rightful king.