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Black Sword was a mercenary force that operated on the fringes of UNSC and Sangheili space. Like most groups in those areas, it was not considered to be an official private military company and thus did not receive many contracts from legitimate colonies and businesses. Most of its contracts came from the many private armies, criminal groups, and developing colonies that littered the spacial frontier. Although not as well-funded as most recognized PMC companies, Black Sword was well organized and had access to many UNSC weapons and vehicles, particularly ones left over from the carnage of the Human-Covenant War. It was largely a human group, but by 2567 it had begun accepting Sangheili and Kig-Yar members into its ranks.