"The Dark Tide of Riverbend", also known as "Dark Tide" or the "Black and Blue", is a fighting unit founded by Lord General Morrelan and Lord General Maximian of the Riverbend Combat Association in Alton, IL.
Dark Tide is comprised of the Blue Faction fighting group, headed by LG Maximian, and Black Faction, headed by LG Morrelan. Blue faction is centered on Long Range offensive/defensive combat and support style weapons. Black Faction is trained in the sword and board fighting style and front line combat. Dark Tide's symbol is an eclipsing sun.