The Legend of Godsbane
Founded centuries ago, the Iron Guild began as a mercenary company known as the Iron Hand. After the numerous small wars which followed the Blizzard War, the Hand offered its services to the merchants of Bridge-water and Drakeport. The Hand grew wealthy, expanded, and changed its name to something less militant.
Guild protected caravans don’t come cheap, but the Guild has an excellent reputation and issues swift pun-ishments to members who desert their post or steal from their merchant employers. These days the Guild has major offices in every town and mercantile port and can call on several thousand sol-diers. Guild soldiers are paid by merchants and receive no wages from the Guild. Every member pays 10% of their earnings to the Guild, which is in effect a finder’s
The current Guild headquarters is in Drakeport, though there are plans to relocate to Halfway.