The Merchants are dedicated to the accumulation of wealth and prestige. Ayaunj the Sterling smiles upon them as they use coin to spread their influence and bring financial ruin upon their enemies.
The Grand Federation of Merchants are a group of like-minded wealth seekers devoted to the acquisition of property and coin.
While profit is the ultimate goal for its members, the Federation’s rules of acquisition leave significant leeway regarding how each Merchant may acquire their wealth, as well as how they may invest their earnings. Thus, while the social and ethical views of individual Merchants may, and often do, vary widely, members of the Federation are united by their desire to garner personal influence through their wealth. Because of this, Merchants tend to not only possess substantial liquid assets, but also notable business investments and sizable personal estates.
Moreover, as the Merchants’ ventures are intricately tied to the economies of Avendar’s city-states and their power structures, its membership favors the lawful minded. While some who are truly neutral in their dealings might find that their goals align with the house, adventurers who find little interest in order will not be granted partnership in the Grand Federation.
- Level 45 or above
- Speak Common fluently (100%)
- 500 platinum or equivalent investments
- A plan or overall goal to be achieved with money*
An adventurer who wishes to join the Grand Federation of Merchants should send a note to both Merchants and to Immortal explaining their experiences and aspirations as an adventurer and detailing the sum of their personal financial holdings and business investments. The letter should give a satisfactory explanation as to why these goals and assets might be of interest to the Federation.
* This plan may be subject to approval by the developers. Expect negotiation.
For centuries, the operations of the Federation were conducted exclusively by the Corvalius family of Gaald and its retainers. However, the current head of house Corvalius has opened the organization’s affairs to partners who share their ideals. Even in light of this expansion, the Grand Federation’s base of operations remains within the Corvalius family’s ancestral manor, near the northern boundary of Gaald.