We know them as zombies in Gothic 2: Shadow Warriors and Shadow Lords, fallen Paladins. You will not only find Dark Mages in the Midlands, no, the entire Beliar Cult of Myrtana, which we got to know on Irdorath and which differs strongly from that of Varant, will be integrated. So it’s only logical to give Shadow Warriors some decent equipment.
But to avoid any misunderstandings: we are not planning an entire new, interactive faction. There is no way of joining the Beliar Cult and it will not influence the world’s political structure.. The Cult will consist of only a few NPCs. However, those few people will play a decisive role nonetheless.