In the March of Bissel
Thornward is a sprawling, heavily fortified city with a population of about six thousand, surrounded by numerous army camps (limited in size by treaty), further boosting its total population to about eleven thousand. The caravan and river traffic through Thornward is of staggering size; items are often available here that are found only in much larger cities. The atmosphere in the city is tense and political intrigue is thick, but mercantile activity is nonstop; the city is brightly lit all hours of the night to keep trade moving.
- The Thieves’ Guild – loose coalition of gangs throughout the city, rumored to be more coordinated via a single entity or governing body.
- Knights of the Watch – one of the primary fighting forces of the Sheldomar Valley, and tasked with protecting the borders against the barbarians of Paynim and the peoples of the Baklunish West.
- Mouqollad Consortium – the united and immensely powerful Baklunish merchant organization.