Al-Yad al-Sa'udah ('The Black Hand'), often simply al-Yad, is a criminal organization with a presence in several of the major cities of Arenar, including Jableen, Shatibar, Unbyr and Jalaroum.

Organized into a strict hierarchy, al-Yad's members are heavily involved in the smuggling of illegal goods and substances; the trafficking of slaves; extortion; etc.

The famous adventurer Azeem bin Fahad Rab-ul-Salaam was once a member of the organization, far back in his youth.

The organization is highly secretive, and very little is known about that. That which is known can, even then, hardly be seperated from rumour or hyperbole.