The main logo for the Schwarzkreuz.

The Schwarzkreuz (シュヴァルツクロイツ Shuvuarutsukuroitsu), also known as the Black Cross (黒十字 Kurojūji), is a antagonist group introduced in Rosenkreuzstilette ~Freudenstachel~. It is a mysterious organization made up of five Dark Magi; the only of their kind. The Schwarzkreuz is captained by Pamela Arwig. The members serve as witch-hunters for the army of the Orthodox Church under the watchful eyes of the pope, despite being Magi themselves.

Members of the Schwarzkreuz


The current five members of the Schwarzkreuz. From left to right: Schirach Fühler, Eifer Skute, Pamela Arwig, and the Refraktia twins.


  • The Schwarzkreuz is similarly named, in English, to the Black Cross Army, the main antagonizing group of the first Super Sentai television series, Himitsu Sentai Goranger.
  • The Dark Magi of the Schwarzkreuz are based on characters from various Japanese eroge series.
  • Like the RKS, the Schwarzkreuz has their own set of ID numbers, which is a reference to the serial numbers given to Robot Masters in the Mega Man series. However, these ID numbers only contain two letters as opposed to three.