[D&D 5 & ACKS] Wieczni Wojownicy
Tarantyjskie Stowarzyszenie Kupieckie (Tarantine Merchants' Association)
Between the years 2266 and 2309 BCCC, Ryobl the Red of Tarantis attempted to bring complete law and order to the city, but his efforts were largely unsuccessful, and, after several attempts were made on his life, he disappeared, never to be seen again. His legacy to the city is evidenced by the highly successful Tarantine Merchants’ Association. After the disappearance of Ryobl the Red, Grantadt, his successor, organized the skillful pirating operations that ply the waters between the City States to this day.
For a small fee, the Tarantine Merchants’ Association license and insure the passage of a ship. If it is unlicensed, the pirates are free to seize the ship. The goods of the seized ship are then sold to the Tarantine Merchants for considerably less than value, enabling them to make a handsome profit in the resale of the goods. In return, the pirates receive some portion of the license fees, the proceeds from the sale of pirated goods, and the protection of the government of Tarantis. This has led to Tarantis being called, derisively, the city state of pirates.