The Merchant's Guild
The Merchant’s Guild control most aspects of life in Adureth. The guild was not very active until about five years ago, when they seized all the wealth and properties of the House Pelinal, who were the rightful lords of Adureth. Now they control all goods that come into the city, which the people of Adureth depend on, as most people in the city work in the stores, or the warehouses of the guild. However, the guild has also been involved in some shady activities, such as rigging elections, and using their power over the citizens to achieve their own means. They own roughly one quarter of the city, is comprised of markets, warehouses, and the trading house.
One of their warehouses just outside of Adureth was raided about a week ago by a pair of adventurers, a fighter and a bard. The adventurers’ excuse was that there were multiple goblin sightings in the area and that the warehouse was rank with it, but the guild soon found themselves having to account for stolen goods from said warehouse.