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Not all thieves can be faceless. All faceless must be thieves.

  Welcome to those who walk the shadows, the unnamed, the unwelcome, the faceless. The Faceless are a combination religious thieves-guild fellowship blended with a nomad bands of grifters. They generally gather and stay in small groups known as the family. The Faceless follow the Shadow Father the last god.

Shadow Father

  The Shadow Father is the god of thieves, grifters, and creative criminal entrepreneurs. He is known by a long list of names and he cares little for what each person call him as long as the follow silently int he shadows. He looks for his name and tenets to be in the hearts and minds of the Faceless and among their family, but never on their lips to others. He demands that no temples are kept and no public services be showcased.


  Its not that the Shadows Father doesn't care about temples, he demands that his Faceless keep no temple and not permanent gathering larger than a family. So if any one place can be called his temple than it would be the home of the family.


  The Shadow Father asks that Faceless are never gathered together in once place larger than a Family. The exception to this once per year upon Naming during the Dark-Moon Festival.


  The Faceless use an advanced form or Dialect of Thieves Cant which allows them much more flexibility to carry on more involved conversations and social events like long cons. All are well versed in thieves cant but their dialect takes in to a whole new level. The most important element of their Dialect is the use of common words and phrases with inflection or body language to convey different meanings.

  • Family
  • Home
  • Forgotten

    Shadow Father Alias
  • The Shadow Father
  • The Skulking One
  • Breaker of Mirrors
  • Torcheater
  • Pitchman
  • He That Lives in Windows
  • It That Watches
  • Glimmer God
  • Goldmonger
  • The Grifter God

  • “The greatest trick the Shadow Father ever played was convincing the gods that he did not exist.”
    — the Faceless


    Author's Notes



    The Faceless and Shadow Father was inspired by the Lies of Locke Lamora a 2006 fantasy novel by American writer Scott Lynch, the first book of the Gentleman Bastard series. Elite con artists calling themselves the "Gentleman Bastards" rob the rich of the city of Camorr, based on late medieval Venice but on an unnamed world. This quote below for the Shadow Father was inspired by The Devil's Advocate movie quote from famous poet Charles Baudelaire.  

    “The greatest trick the Shadow Father ever played was convincing the gods that he did not exist.”
    — the Faceless
    “The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he did not exist.”
    — Charles Baudelaire

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