Mists of the Past
The Crowns is a colloquial nickname for an enigmatic organization of criminals active throughout Nova Dominium. The members come in all manner of races and abilities, but they all share a distinctive band of black runes etched around their foreheads, which became their namesake amongst the cityfolk.
Unlike the nefarious and organized Thieves’ Guild, the Crowns’ illegal activities appear to be mostly random: one week they are robbing a Silex Heights bank or shop for high profile valuables, the next they are stealing almost worthless merchandise from hagglers in the Flats, then two days later they are witnessed committing open murder. This unpredictable rash of violent activity affords the Crowns a healthy amount of fear and curiosity from Nova Dominium’s citizens, almost enough to rival the reputation of the infamous Guild. Understandably, the Guild harbors little love for the rogue syndicate, but the Crowns are evidently smarter than most people give them credit for seeing how long they have managed to operate in a city otherwise monopolized by the powerful Guild.