The Black Templar are an elite unit of Scryer paladins, warriors, and mages under the command of Tyril Sunspear and Leariel Dawnstrike. Previously they were known as the Golden Templar and was comprised of powerful knights under the command of Aldonious Sunspear. After the Battle of Burning Vales, the Golden Templar was disbanded. Following the collapse of Quel'Thalas, Tyril Sunspear reformed the broken order of knights into the force it is today. Now serving as primarily a mercenary force, the Black Templar are employed by the thalassian regiment known as the Sunguard.