According to Straven (the leader of the Phoenix Gang), the original members of the Black Arm Gang were once part of the Phoenix Gang. After a quarrel this faction broke away, split and took half of the Shield of Arrav in one of their battles, and formed the Black Arm Gang.
Players join this gang during Shield of Arrav after giving Katrine two Phoenix crossbows. It is possible to swap between this gang and the Phoenix Gang by speaking to Katrine and Straven respectively.
Their counterpart in New Varrock have continued their rivalry with the counterparts of the Phoenix Gang, stealing the phoenix mascot of their rivals.
- Jonny the beard
- Slasher Siegfried
- Stabby Stacey
- Lowe (New Varrock only)
- The Black Arm Gang could be a reference to the Black Hand Gang, a group of Serbians who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and consequently started World War I.
- It may also be a reference to the real-world American gangs the Crips and the Bloods, as disputes among the original Crips gang lead to gang members breaking off to form the Bloods.
|Part 1 of the Arrav quest series|