Thieves & Kings
The Trail Lords
Merchant : ### $$$ : A mysterious but pompous outfit, whom many claim is in the direct pay of agents from the Shadow Dragon’s Remnant, the Trail Lords have been known to hire orcs and worse as guards to ensure their goods reach market. They have good access to resources, and can quickly mount companies of infantry to back any expedition they choose to engage in anywhere near or in the Forest Kingdom. The Trail Lord’s leader is the merchant Lord Ssar Cotsward of Seareach Castle, a known illusionist who has a small holding near the capital of that realm, from which the coster is based.
In addition to hiring small mercenary companies to prospective patrons, they are also attempting to monopolize the artifacts, weapons and armor trade across the realm, and hold an exclusive contract for the bronze mongery and weapons that come out of Seareach Castle. They also monopolize the export of leather and armor out of the Free-City of Khorbul. Their caravans and ships travel fairly unmolested across all regions that the Shadow Dragon claims, but find themselves contested in the lands north and west of Mornhaven. In particular, their agents and caravans have begun operating along the Deep Way near Mornhaven, trying to access the markets of the Underdark that Sentinel has come to dominate.