Syanthea. A sprawling metropolis, straddling the banks of the River Ruhan. Once great, Syanthea has succumbed to the corrupt politics of the craftsmen’s guilds. Now the River Guilds – little more than semi-organized gangs of thieves, murderers and extortionists – make their livings by performing the illegal tasks that the guilds can’t afford to be caught doing themselves. The Maharadi, priests of the Rule of Law, struggle to keep the River Guilds in check, all the while trying to find evidences of wrongdoing strong enough to imprison or execute the powerful and wealthy Guildmasters.