Land of Legends
Black Forest Company
The Black Forest Company has an old history, though only to the Third Age. In an early battle of the Third Age two armies meet along a forest and in the violence of the conflict they burned the homes of those who lived in and around the forest to the ground along with the woods themselves. Having been woodsmen, foresters, and hunters these people had little occupation in a war torn land with no woodlands to work in. So they took up the name of the Black Forest, the forest burnt to cinders being their emblem, and took a new occupation as avengers. This group started a guerrilla war using asymmetric warfare tactics that destroyed both armies.
After having crushed their foes they decided to continue as mercenaries and sold their skill in arms to whoever would pay with the hope of rebuilding their forest and homes one day. While that day has never been realized, mostly due to the Third Age outlasting the original peoples behind the company, they are known as some of the most skilled fighters one can buy.
Every member of the Black Forest Company must learn how to use or already know how to use a bow to be accepted, providing an entire company of specialist archers. Beyond that they consist of some of the best scouts possible (including some Rangers ), horse archers, and experts in asymmetric warfare tactics and guerrilla warfare. They excel at fighting in woodlands and forests, and still get woodsmen, foresters, and hunters as recruits.