The Nightsong has worked within the city for as long as most people can remember—and probably a good deal longer. Its members deal in matters not entirely legal as well as those quite clearly illegal—gambling, smuggling, blackmail, and theft. The guild’s reputation is one of extreme skill and competence. It is not feared as much as it is afforded the respect that it has earned. Most would refer to the Nightsong Guild as a thieves guild, but it is actually a far more extensive group than that. Its membership includes rogues, fighters, bards, wizards, and sorcerers.

Guild members do not take part in violent activities such as extortion or murder, for the guild leadership has long maintained that if you kill or intimidate your clientele, those people cease to make money (and if they don’t have money, the guild can’t make money). Of course, if one or more of its members are attacked or threatened with violence, the guild is quite clearly capable of dealing with the situation.

Slow to add new members, the Nightsong Guild prefers to work with those it considers potential recruits for several years before actually inviting them to join. Candidates serve as paid informants, freelance burglars, or muscle for hire for long periods of time while their competence and trustworthiness are judged. Although most of these recruits are never told explicitly that they’re working for the Nightsong Guild, the group is powerful and notorious enough that most individuals guess correctly where their money comes from.

Members are required to contribute 10% of their earnings to the guild. In return, they have access to extensive resources

Within the confines of its home city, the Nightsong Guild can offer its members nearly impenetrable security, well-funded political connections, and access to well-trained and loyal hirelings or followers. Members also have access to the guild’s extensive library, training facilities, and workshops. Many places of business in the city offer 10% discounts on services, goods, and equipment to Nightsong Guild members.

These resources can be incredibly useful, but they come with a price. As an efficient and long-lived criminal organization, the Nightsong Guild finds a profit in every activity that it undertakes.

Notable Members

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