Templore Campaign Setting
The Consortium of Free Traders
To the public, the Consortium advertises themselves as a coalition of like-minded merchants who travel from city to city, port to port and trade secrets of business and commerce amongst themselves. Under the surface, however, they operate essentially what is the largest form of black marketing across Templore. They deal in every form of sellable goods, their specialty being “unique” items, usually illegal, such as drugs, slaves, magic items and sensitive information. They have stalls and caravans all of Templore and will sell anything under the right conditions. The current leader of the Consortium is Gian Lovaldi, a wealthy Linovian merchant who some say has a claim to the throne and is merely biding his time until he may pursue more courtly affairs.