Tales from the Fallen Gate
The Muggers' Guild
Most of the thieves’ guilds in Quodeth focus on burglary, extortion, smuggling, and other crimes of property designed to take the money from merchants, nobles, and storeowners. The Muggers’ Guild is not that sophisticated; they are a large gang of violent street toughs who simply rob passersby in the streets. Gangs of muggers sometimes gather to assault high-ranking nobles or wealthy merchants protected by bodyguards, but usually they operate in twos or threes, brazenly attacking in broad daylight on busy streets and fleeing the scene with their ill-gotten plunder.
In a city where thievery is looked on as just one more trade, muggers are regarded as villainous scum. Unfortunately, they are villainous scum who enjoy strength in numbers, and openly defy the authorities at every turn. Worse yet, the high-ranking members of the Muggers’ Guild are often devotees of Herum, the brutal ape-god, and seek his blessing by administering vicious beatings in the course of their work.