Scales of War
At the northern end of the Fettered Ward, in the city of Gloomwrought, nestled among houses and tenements, stands a simple building, harbouring malevolent inhabitants. This is Ghost Hall, the home and headquarters of an insurgent assassin’s guild known as the Ghost Talon. The hall is never left unoccupied, and the Ghost Talon members are merely Ghost Hall’s most visible defence. Traps and alarms line the windows of the place and
unused areas within it, waiting for unauthorized visitors to trip them.
Ghost Talon operatives take captives If they think the targets can be ransomed or if they believe a mark has valuable information. Steel bars and warding rituals fortify cells in the basement. A would-be escapee must sneak past Ghost Talon’s barracks before coming upon the front entrance. The central chamber on the second Floor is the most
important area in Ghost Hall. All of the order’s active missions are detailed on the parchments that cover the room’s large darkwood table. A ledger kept under lock and ward details the past exploits of the Talon and keeps the names of all active and inactive members. The ledger notes all inactive members as deceased, having died either in the line of duty or because of their abandonment of same.
Around one hundred assassins follow the group’s leader. Oristus Talon. Oristus founded the Ghost Talon almost thirteen years ago. Upon his banishment from the Raven’s Eyrie. In the years since, the Ghost Talon has expanded its operations into many cities across the material plane. The gang uses brutal, effective tactics, from sabotage to covert killings, targeting anyone it deems a threat to the stability of the world.