The Dusktreaders are a knightly order within the Blood of Vol. Unlike many such orders, the Dusktreaders see violence as a last resort only, and their efforts are mainly limited to peaceful missionary work and efforts of labour to help the churches and bastions of the faith, especially ones that are far-removed from civilization.
The Dusktreaders were the creation of an individual known as the Waiting Death. This individual became Champion of the Blood, the highest martial rank in the Blood of Vol, after the death of his predecessor, a terrifying individual named Marlamin Tarmikos. Tarmikos was known for an unquenchable thirst for blood and power, an image the Waiting Death sought to temper in the eyes of the world at large.
The name of the order is derived from the Dawntreaders, a mercenary company during the Last War. The Waiting Death was formed when Nadarr Thunderclaw, a mercenary of the Dawntreaders, killed and was simultaneously killed by a blackguard of the Blood of Vol. When priests of the faith attempted to revive the blackguard, both souls were brought back in a single body.