The Darkholders started out as Thulsa Doom's followers. After Doom's death at the hands of Kull, they used the Darkhold to create the first vampire, Varnae. Varnae turned some members into vampires. Surviving Darkholders managed to make off with the Darkhold before Atlantis sank.
In modern times, the Darkholders took interest in Carnage. Barry Gleason orchestrated Cletus Kasady's meeting with them. It is later revealed that he is to be made as a sacrifice to awaken Chthon, based on the prophecy in the Darkhold that says "When the Red Slayer spills blood on sacred stone, he who sleeps shall wake and what walked will walk once again."
Weapons: Darkhold: It contains a number of powerful black magic spells.
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