Symbol of the Iron Throne
|Base of operations||Sword Coast|
|Symbol||A stylized iron throne.|
The Iron Throne is a mysterious merchant organization. Little is known of its history or the identity of its backers. It is apparently independent of any government.
The Iron Throne is well over twenty years old. Their founding date is unknown, but they were first heard of in 1356 DR.
The iron crisisEdit
A recent operation (in 1368 DR) of the Iron Throne that came close to Mac Tir causing a war between Amn and Baldur's Gate was their orchestrating of an iron shortage in the Baldur's Gate area, sabotaging the mines at Nashkel and hiring bandits to disrupt trade, blaming all of this on Amn. The Iron Throne would gain political influence in Baldur's Gate and supply the city with iron from their hidden mine in Cloakwood. However, for Sarevok, a leading member of the Baldur's Gate branch of the Iron Throne and a Bhaalspawn, this plan was nothing but a means for causing a war, which he believed he could use to his advantage to ascend to divinity as the new Lord of Murder. Both plans were ultimately foiled by Abdel Adrian.
The Iron Throne operates through agents, mostly thugs and brigands. Their turnover rate is high with agents being replaced often.
The Iron Throne is often in conflict with the Zhentarim.
The Iron Throne has quite a bad public image. They have been charged with attempted assassinations, extortion, thuggery, trading weapons to hostile nonhuman tribes and trafficking in smoke powder, poisons and drugs.
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