Kings of Great Street
The Road Brothers
The Road Brothers
The Guild of the Brothers of the Road was setup by first ruler of the Gift – King Magnus the 1st. A group of warriors from all over the isle representing all of it’s peoples, charged with the protection of the King’s Laws from all. This includes peasant, Duke and even; King. In this way they are rarely popular as they serve no master and many of the inhabitants of the isle disliked having their conflicts ended with disappointing compromise.
Through the years since many Kings have come and gone, the three Dukedoms rose and the smaller groups of non-humans have retired to the mountains and forests of the edge. The Road Brothers are finding themselves needed more and more, and the dangers that those who join them face grow ever stronger. Crime rates both in the cities and in the villages are up. Border disputes arise, small skirmishes between armies for now but still leaving destruction in their wake. Monsters are becoming ever more of a threat. Coming from nightmare and stories, long thought dead.
They are an organisation of mercenaries, primarily upholding the Kings laws but also responding to work. It has long been known that if you require the Road Brothers, you must pay them for their services as the King no longer finances them. This has lead to further dislike of the guild.
The Road Brothers are most easily recognisable from their long leather greatcoats, while these differ in colour, shape and size they all share the presence of the Road Brothers sigil somewhere on them.
1. Let no man be taxed more than 20% of what he earns.
2. Let no man be murdered in cold blood.
3. Let no man abuse women or children.
4. Let no man suffer pain or incarceration without just cause.
5. All citizens of the Gift have the right to live in safety.