The Old Ones
Criminal organization, based in Emir’s Folly. Active in Flotsam.
“I’ve got kids that enjoy stealing. I’ve seen urchins that don’t think about stealing one way or the other, and I’ve seen lads that just tolerate stealing because they know they’ve got nothing else to do. But nobody—and I mean nobody—has ever been hungry for it like this boy. If he had a bloody gash across his throat and a physiker was trying to sew it up, Haribold would steal the needle and thread and die laughing. He…steals too much.”
- Old Ragskin, former leader of The Orphan’s Court*
The Camorra has its origins in the Orphan’s Court, a group of street urchins and pickpockets that infested the marshy canals of Emir’s Folly. Lucky Haribold was considered the unluckiest of urchins, and found his way into the Duke’s gaol for stealing from the wrong swell. In order to clear his name he was pressganged into a secret expedition north to the swamps under the command of Balthasar Felltergrubb and High Inquisitor Bloatfoot, neither of whom made it back.
As one of the few survivors of the expedition, Haribold arrived back in Emsfall with an immunity to the mushroom plague as well as his own riverboat and the patronage of the new Duke of Emsfall, Frollo Felltergrubb. In the ensuing years he transformed the Orphan’s Court from a few pickpockets and scammers into a wide-ranging smuggling operation known as “The Camorra”, with chapters in several surrounding towns.
With the arrival of the Galleon on Cormyr comes Lucky Haribold himself – older, perhaps wiser, but certainly ready to turn a profit any way he can.