Thieves & Kings
The Stags Trade Company
Merchant : ## $$ : The Stags Trade Company is an ancient coster, somewhat fallen from greatness that numbers many rugged adventurers among its lead membership. Spread across the Forest Kingdom, the coster today has few designs on greatness, and is rather a collection of small merchants operating under the banner of the Stags for protection and trade initiative. Their aging trail general, Master Black Barkthorn opeates from the coster’s offices in Mornhaven, but most of the activity is controlled by its three minor members of the council; Rodolf Heavensveil, Enfima Silverway, and Dinius Pel of Katarre, all young merchants who operate largely on their own.
Despite its ancient lineage and a past of good relations among its members, the increasing divisiveness among its members has led to a downfall of its reputation and organization. Its council members scrap constantly for the best wagons and guards, and struggle amongst themselves to run the most profitable routes. Most merchants feel it as only a matter of time before the coster breaks up and each council member goes their own way. At present, they primarily operate in three routes; timber and wood products into Serelind; wine and silver out of the Westlaws; and coal and livestock out of the Ravensgaarde Republic.