Thieves of Blackstone
The Merchants Guild is the second most powerful organization in Loestaran. The Iron Pentacle may collect the taxes, but the Merchants Guild determines how much is owed. It’s generally known that if you want to do business in public or private you need to deal with “The Guild”.
They keep a close eye on where the wealth is and have been known to financially ruin whole families who refuse to deal with them. In addition to taking their percentage of all profits, the Merchants Guild does actually provide a few services that have endeared them to the people. They regulate fair wages, protect workers’ rights and make sure that competition between criminal organizations remains fair.