The Blood Skulls have been a constant since the campaign began. The group have found very little factual information about this group. Most of what they currently know is supposition and rumours.
Thrinain Dinarvey: Leader of the Guild. Female Elf
Aegod Athel: Second in Command. Male Human
Ugmal: Squad Captain. Male Troll
Lamgu: Squad Sargent. Male Troll
Tofus: Butler. Male Dwarf
Swinet: Squad Leader. Male Human. Dead
Herea & Emald: Squaddies. Male Human. Dead
Iffis: Ex Squad Member. Male Human. Expelled from the Blood Skulls for spying on them. Had his tongue cut out.
The Blood Skulls Thieves Guild was founded in the year 1493 TH, 25 years ago.
The Blood Skulls have become a significant power in the town of Darranis. They were initially unorganised and nothing more than thugs. After a year of being in the town, and many members being imprisoned something changed. All prisoners were released and the racketeering started. There are numerous rumours as to why this was the case, see below.
When the Insurance racket started many store owners and households refused to pay, and assumed that the Constabulary would protect them. Many reports were filed, but nothing changed. After six months the Blood Skulls upped the anti and started being more forceful with their requests. Some had limbs broken, others had weekly raids of their stores in broad day light. Others had Blood Skull members intimidating all potential customers.
As profits fell, destruction of property and physical attacks increased few were left who tried to resit. Within three months all who were being asked to pay the Insurance did so. Since that time the Blood Skulls have hardly needed to use any strong arm tactics to enforce payment. Newcomers to town have tried to resit paying the Insurance but all succumb eventually.
The presence of the Blood Skulls has had a positive effect on the Town. Crime is low, people feel safe walking around town, day or night. Any instances of burglary are solved fairly quickly and dealt with by the Constabulary. The town, considering it’s size, has a relatively small Constabulary consisting of only 20 officers for a population of roughly 2000.
One other positive effect of the Blood Skulls is the shop traders rallied together to create a fund that would pay the Blood Skulls fee should that trader have difficulties with payment. The Blood Skulls are fully aware of this extra coffer of money and do not raid from it. Their philosophy being you pay taxes to keep the town safe, the Blood Skull do just that and as long as people pay their dues, all is well.
On the rare occasion a Trader or House owner can’t pay and the coffer is empty the Blood Skulls give them time, but they do add extra interest to this payment. During all the time the Blood Skulls have been organised only two people have ever suffered, both blankly refused and suffered greatly for their obstinance. One being maimed and unfortunately dying due to an infection caused by the injuries. The other left town before the problem escalated.
Collect Insurance on Fridays
Three weeks no collections are made
Earth Time week, and the weeks of the Spring Equinox and the Autumnal Equinox
Four people make the collection
One of the two Troll Brothers is always in this collection group
Only ever seen Trolls, Orcs, Humans and Elves, no other races in the group
10,000 Gold Piece donation made and harassment ceased. Donor unknown
Eldest Sister Alanus wasn’t telling the full truth about the donation See Session 7 – Part 4 of 4
Five Blood Skull members received treatment 18 months ago, one was a Troll Brother, no name given
After this time harassment ceased
Approximately two years ago the Questors Of Galen Sisters were harassed to pay the Insurance
Assumed these harassers were the Blood Skulls
Didn’t confirm as the group didn’t ask what the collectors looked like
Then burnt down the Restorers Rest twice for none payment
Both Lucian Orond and Zywie (Youngest Garlen Sister) both said they didn’t know for a fact
Leader is a Dragon from the Caucavic Mountains
All council members are part of the Blood Skulls Guild
The Constabulary are the public arm of the Blood Skulls
Their HQ is in the Sewers
Their HQ is in Brick Town
Their HQ is underground and the same size as the whole town
Only group in town who deal with Air Ships that arrive in town