HEROES OF IMPILTUR
Brotherhood of the Griffon
This group of mercenaries was founded by Aoth Fezim. The outfit began as an elite, Griffon-mounted, unit in the Thayan military known the Griffon Legion. When Szass Tam and his undead army succeeded in conquering Thay nearly one hundred years ago, Aoth and most of the other surviving members of the unit left the country and formed the for-profit alliance. The Brotherhood had built up a reputation for honor and reliability. However, recently the group inexplicably broke their contract with the nation of Aglarond (having to fight their way out of the country) and went on a suicidal mission into Thay. A large number of the band was killed fighting off Thay’s undead forces. Aoth brought the surviving members of that campaign to Impiltur to work for the Grand Council. The brotherhood participated in the civil war against the demon-cult of Tharos on the side of Ryu and the Impilturan monarchy. The brotherhood was set-up by the cult to look like they were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians due to gross negligence and incompetence. Ryu was forced to dismiss their services rather than risk the loss of popular support for his campaign.