The Chill is a mercenary band of mostly hobgoblins lead by Ardenor Crush, although they also accept other races, such as gnolls, into their ranks. The group was hired by Sarevok Anchev to help him stage an Iron Crisis in the lands around Baldur's Gate. While the Iron Throne was busy contaminating the ore mined in the Nashkel Mines, Chill and another mercenary organization, the Blacktalons, were expected to attack and raid caravans transporting iron and/or weapons in the area around Baldur's Gate and protect the secret ore mine of the Iron Throne hidden deep within the Cloakwood Forest. As part of Sarevok's plan the Cloakwood Mine was the only one to produce uncontaminated ore.
The Diary of Sarevok reveals that he held little respect for Ardenor, the leader of Chill.