Old Kingdom : The Forsaken
Keepers of the Gate
The delicate balance between life and death wavers within them.
Colloquially known as the Abhorsen Corps, the Keepers of the Gate were established by the 56th Abhorsen starting with just a handful of kinsmen. Even still a small group of Abhorsens proved to be much more effective than just two and as the kingdom grew safer so did the Abhorsen blood line become more prolific. The title of Abhorsen is still only claimed by a single person, with the numerous other members being known as Keepers. People of the kingdom have taken to calling any member the Corps an Abhorsen and the title does not command the respect it once did.
With attacks from the dead and free magic creatures on the decline the Kingdom has cut funding to the Corps and many Abhorsens of late have taken to finding other jobs or side businesses. Most members of the Corps these days have likely never gone beyond the first or second gates and would not know how to deal with anything more dangerous than a dead hand.