After the decline of the Blackflame Dragon Empire, a clan of human sacred artists abandoned their traditional clan path in favour or cultivating the Black Flame dragon path. Changing their name to the Blackflame Family, this clan ruled of this human Black Flame Empire by overwhelming force of almost 500 years, ruling over a large portion of the Ashwind Continent. Unfortunately, the dragon's power they cultivated was not meant for human bodies, and over time their own Black Flame madra led them into madness. Their traditional servants, the Naru clan, slowly took over the running of the Empire, and eventually took power completely. The only known remaining Blackflame family member was Naian Blackflame, who met his death at the hands of Sopharanatoth during the Uncrowned King Tournament.