Adventures in Iyith
The Augmented Eye
The Augmented Eye claims to be the original rulers of Lorholt, a claim not entirely baseless. They certainly boast the same dwarf-gnome alliance of the City founders and embrace a tech-heavy philosophy of living. At their heart, they are simply "the boys with the toys" and the boys with the most toys are Baalbir "Badger" Diamondeye and his craftsdwarf, Thilgaen Jadebraids. The two often crow about the revolution and ousting of the bandit princes who pillaged their fair City, being sure to highlight their own heroics in said ousting. As a reward for such selflessness, the duo seized large caches of weaponry, schematics, rare materials, and some of the best minds still topside for their crew.
Both men tried valiantly to lead the rebels but had a tough time wrangling their compatriots to see eye-to-eye. As the new government floundered, Badger and Thilgaen used their superior intellect (and massive weapon stores) to forge a new future for Lorholt, one that the others would simply have to embrace, one way or another.
The Eye may be the smallest of the formal gangs, but what they lack in numbers, they compensate for with firepower. Both Badger and Thilgaen are mastercrafters and brilliant designers, and members of the Eye are often unwilling guinea pigs in the pair's never-ending field trials. With their combined love of explosions and control over Redbone Mines, the two have transformed Rangeheart Hall into a fortress worthy of a dwarven (or gnomish!) war platoon. As the officially unofficial rulers of Lorholt, the Eye also gets a cut of any money flowing through the City in addition to their own lucrative arms trading, even if they must collect the former personally. In such cases, "big stick diplomacy" often wins over unconvinced hearts and minds…