Rise of the Runelords
There are many groups, guilds, and conspiracies active in Varisia. Below is a list of some of the more notable factions.
- Order of the Black Arrow: An order of rangers based out of Fort Rannick who patrol the wilds around the frontier settlement of Turtleback Ferry.
- Goblin Tribes of the Sandpoint Hinterlands: There are five known goblin tribes in the vicinity of Sandpoint, and members of all five participated in the recent raid on the town.
- Hellknight Order of the Nail: The only Hellknight order active in Varisia, it is based in Citadel Vraid near Korvosa, with an outpost in Magnimar.
- Highborne: A political faction in the hidden kingdom of Isandria dedicated to keeping power in elvish hands.
- Rune Wardens: The heroes of Sandpoint.
- Rushlight Society: A highwayman’s guild focused on disrupting trade with Magnimar, secretly supported by Korvosa.
- Sandpoint Mercantile League: The four noble families who founded Sandpoint.
- Sandpoint Watch: The local constables who keep the streets of Sandpoint safe.
- Sczarni: The Varisian ethnic mafia, they are said to have a strong network in Magnimar and points beyond.