The New White Rose Rebellion was Darling's Rebel movement against the Lady's Empire. By the time of The White Rose, it was comprised of the Black Company (numbering only about 50) which guarded Darling in the Hole out in the Plain of Fear, and, various secret local cells throughout the Empire (led by Corder, Sir Tucker, and others). When the fighting began in earnest, Darling's armies contained many nonhuman allies: the monsters of the Plain (most importantly windwhales, mantas, walking trees, and menhirs).
Noteworthy military events of the New White Rose Rebellion were:
- a failed raid of the Imperial garrison at Tanner (before ch. 1)
- a raid of the Limper's headquarters outside Rust proper (chs. 17 and 18)
- a raid of Whisper's headquarters within Spit (ch. 24)
- a siege of the city of Frost (ch. 39)
- a siege of one of Whisper's new Plain forts, featuring the walking trees (ch. 39)
- an aerial skirmish near Horse, featuring the new flying carpets (ch. 41)
The New White Rose Rebellion and the Lady's Empire became allies after Darling and the Lady established a truce. They joined forces to eliminate the greater threat – the Dominator – who was soon to escape the Great Barrow after about 400 years buried there. Darling's null and her Plain monsters were key elements in finally bringing down the old evil during the Battle of the Barrowland. The New White Rose Rebellion ceased to exist after this battle. However, Darling did fly the banner of the White Rose one last time, on the walls of Oar, during The Silver Spike.
A predecessor Rebel movement, led by the Circle of Eighteen, also wore the White Rose and claimed to be guided by her reincarnation, but this was false. They had actually been orchestrated by the Dominator and were wiped out by the Battle of Charm. Likewise, another Rebel movement in Tally (after the Circle but before Darling) fancied themselves followers of the White Rose. But they were not guided by the genuine reincarnation of the White Rose, either.