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Black Circle, aka Dark Circle — First mentioned in Touch the Dark.

Introduction Edit

The Black Circle is an organization go Dark Mages. The Black Circle has existed almost as long as the Silver—it dates to the middle of the third millennium B.C.E.[1]

At the start of the series, the Black Circle is allied with Rasputin, a Vampire, along with a lot of other groups who're not happy with the status quo. Tony has also allied with them for protection against M.A.G.I.C. and the Dark Fey who would target I'm for slaving Witches to the Light Fey. [2]

About Edit

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

  • Dark Magic
  • Power their spells through blood, fear and death.

Source of Magic Edit

  • Dark-magic users: borrow tremendous magical energy by stealing the lives of others or from the netherworld, but they pay a huge price for it.[3]

WeaponsEdit

  • Poison has always been a favorite weapon of its members.[4]

Character / NatureEdit

Known Dark MagesEdit

EnemiesEdit

Other DetailsEdit

  • The Silver Circle is allied with the Senate, and it is an old alliance. Disrupting it would be a coup for the Black Circle..[6]
  • The Black Circle does not have the power to steal someone's body the way that Cassie stole Jonathan's in the lot fight. [7]
  • Myra has likely brought them messages from Rasputin for aid. It would be coup for Black Circle in 1661 to disrupt the old alliance between the Silver Circle and the Senate. The'd readily aid Rasputin.[8]
  • The Black Circle has no compunction whatever about stealing magic from anyone they can. A powerful, untrained magic user is a target, nothing more. Power can be siphoned away. [9]

Selling Witches Edit

The Black Circle has be slaving witches by underhanded means to get around the treaty law that now witches may be abducted or sold into slavery to the Fey. They have kept the trade quiet by snatching witches who were fated to die young, in an accident or in the Inquisition or whatever. They could grab them at the last minute and sell them to the Fey without worrying that someone would miss them and report it. No one expected to see someone taken by the Inquisition again. — That witch Cassie saved was snatched by a group of dark mages that same night. The gypsies have always stayed outside both circles, so, they figured they could take her without alerting the white knights[10]

Associated Characters, Groups, Places, etc. Edit

Events in the Series Edit

This section may have spoilers. Think of the book title as a "Spoiler Warning" if you haven’t read it yet.

1. Touch the DarkEdit

Mages from the two Circles—Silver Circle and Black Circle—are fighting. The Dark Circle is allied with Rasputin, along with a lot of other groups who're not happy with the way things are. Tony has also allied with them and Rasputin.[11] Mircea thinks they could easily have provided any poison for Myra to use with the bond between vampire and master.[12]

In 1661 Carcassonne, Black Circle Mages from that time are with Rasputin and Myra, when they descend upon Radu's cell. Cassie sends a swarm of ghosts to charge the spirit-form time-travelers with them, while her Dagger Bracelet lets loose knives killing several Dark Mages [13]

See Also Edit

Book References Edit

  1. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  2. Touch the Dark, ch. 8
  3. Touch the Dark, ch. 8
  4. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  5. Touch the Dark, ch. 10
  6. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  7. Touch the Dark, ch. 10
  8. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  9. Claimed by Shadow, ch. 6
  10. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  11. Touch the Dark, ch. 8
  12. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  13. Touch the Dark, ch. 14

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