The Guild of Thieves, also known as The Maskarrans, control all organised crime within any civilized city, though their members can be found throughout the world.
All crime within then territory runs through them, many have learned the hard way that to operate without their say so, is a foolish thing to do.
The guild is said to be backed by the Church of Mask, though no-one has admitted such. What is commonly known is the guild is run by a man known as “The Sagacious Man”.
To enter the guild you must find a beggar, convince him your not a nark, and convince him you have something of worth for the sagacious man.
Should you be lucky, you will be presented to him, or at least a lieutenant. It is here that you will make your case. The most common reason someone is allowed to join is because they provide valuable intel, or have a job that is of interest.
Rank 1 – Beggar
Here is where all new recruits start. While within city limits you will be protected by the guild, will have access to their safe houses, and black markets. You are required to bring in 20% of earnings from criminal activities, plus 30gp a month for this luxury.
Rank 2 – Pick Pocket
To advance to this rank, you must prove your skills at sleight of hand. You will be given a job that will test your skills. You are required to bring in 30% of earnings from criminal activities, as well as the 30gp a month. However you now are able to boss beggars around.
Rank 3 – Thief
To advance to this rank, you must prove your skill at stealth and perception. you will be given a job to do to test your skills. You are required to bring in 30% of earnings from criminal activities, as well as the 30gp a month. However you now can boss pick pockets around.
Rank 4 – Enforcer
To advance to this rank, you must prove your fighting prowess as well as intimidation, and will again be tested.
You are required to bring in 30% of earnings from criminal activities, however no loner need to pay a monthly tithe. Instead you are required to protect all members of the guild when able, and are expected to answer a call to combat if one should come. You may now boss thieves around.
Rank 5 – Fencer
To advance to this rank you must now prove your skills at appraisal and insight.
You are required to bring in 35% of your criminal earnings. However you will now be given important tasks to do, good to sell and items to smuggle. Your earnings will now be great, but as will the sentence if you are caught. You will also be given a store to operate out of, that will be your front for selling black market goods. You are able to boss Enforcers around.
6 and beyond
There are ranks beyond this but only the most trusted agents are considered for such positions.
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