Abridged History of the 10th Age
Order of the Black Griffin
Founded by the Black Prince of Iiriem, the Order of the Griffin is absolutely loyal to him. Many angry young elves left Iiriem when Kekalë did, and the entire Order followed him into exile. As such, it has left Iiriem with a greatly depleted martial force as many of the bravest and most foolhardy knights in the Wood were beholden to the Black Prince.