Tome of Dorgoth

Blade of Dorgoth

Blade of Dorgoth was a Labarean organization, founded in 699 LC, dedicated to securing magical items, locations and artifacts throughout Laeryll. It was also known to assassinate wizards opposing the Labarean Empire. Operating in secrecy, the organization's formal aim was to neutralize magic, in line with the 622 LC Magic Ban. Its symbol was a shield showing a fountain spring, overlaid with a dagger.

Structure

The Empire made use of the Blade of Dorgoth to get rid of political and/or magical threats both domestic and foreign, but ultimately had little control of the semi-autonomous organization. Its founder Brior Dabblespeck was given a share in the Imperial Trading Company and allowed to divert funds from there to set up operations, complemented by direct income from the Imperial Treasury. He structured the Blade of Dorgoth according to his principle of “wild order”, setting up an untractable network of secret societies, military leaders and contractors, kept in line by a harsh regime punishing failure or perceived corruption.

While all members of Blade of Dorgoth were called 'blades' in common parlance, the organization itself only referred to its field agents that way.

Activities

If anyone had heard of Blade of Dorgoth, they mostly thought it to be an organization dedicated to neutralizing magic. In truth, however, many members of the organization collected, traded and experimented with magic items as they saw fit.