Elder Scrolls Online: Factions

The Shadowscales are an organization of Argonian assassins from Black Marsh. Those Argonians born under the sign of the Shadow are given to the Dark Brotherhood at birth to be trained as professional killers. Although they worship Sithis and obey the Brotherhood's tenets, the contracts given to Shadowscales serve only to aid the Argonian people, and they act with impunity in Black Marsh.

The Shadowscales opposed the formation of the Ebonheart Pact due to their hatred of their former slavemasters, the Dunmer. Shadowscales can be encountered at Stormhold, Murkwater, Sunscale Strand, Loriasel, the Gray Mire, and the Cradle of Shadows.

For more information, see the main lore article.