The Black Arm Gang are the arch rivals of the Phoenix Gang and are currently at war with them. It is led by Katrine Raven. The gang itself has one side of the Shield of Arrav.

Black Arm Gang location

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.

This gang is greatly involved with Shield of Arrav and Heroes' Quest quests. The main base of the gang is in Varrock, but they also have another in Brimhaven.

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.


Black Arm Gang Hideout

The entrance to the hideout of the notorious Black Arm Gang.

Black Arm Gang Headquarters

The well-furnished (and probably stolen) interior of the Black Arm Gang's headquarters.


  • 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.
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