The order of the black fist was formerly a religious order dedicated to bane. Despite the lack of a temple in phlan, the faith of bane remains strong among the black fist. The knight commander of the black fist, ector brahms , was declared the lord regent of the cinnabar throne of phlan in 1488 dr, upon the unexpected death of former lord protector anivar daoran. Commanded by lord regent ector brahms, the black fist is charged with maintaining order and discipline in phlan--a task they are not succeeding at. Now that martial law has been declared in phlan, the knights of the black fist have been empowered to act as judge, jury, and executioner in carrying out the lord regents will. Kleptocracy, literally meaning the rule by thieves, is a form of political corruption in which the ruling government seeks personal gain and status at the expense of the governed. 10 most corrupt african dictators in modern history stephanie. He has held power with an iron fist and remains the longest serving president in the entire world and the longest serving leader in africa. In 2003 he took control of the treasury because of widespread corruption and said that he needed to put half a billion dollars. sharpe james, marion barry, bill campbell, kwame kilpatrick. The knights of the black fist, that originated as the brothers of the black fist, was the military force that dutifully served the city-state of phlan during the late 14 th and 15 th centuries dr. Originating as a band of zealous warriors dedicated to iyachtu xvim, the black fist maintained tenuous connections with the faith of bane that waned as.