Mystery of Vor Shelath
Brothers of the White Scale
As Iere’s power and influence grew, so did the ranks of would-be heroes that lined up to slay her. A disorganized mob of adventurers, mercenaries, and treasure seekers converged on Vor Shelath, all with the goal of overthrowing the frostwyrm. Individually, these forces proved no match for Iere’s minions, and what little they were able to reclaim from the dragon’s clutches soon found its way back to her horde.
It was the charisma and genius of one man, Shal Aritriea, to organize these disparate forces into a formidable fighting force. No longer would overconfident adventurers walk into the cold lair of the dragon a claw full at a time, never to return. Thus, the Brothers of the White Scale were born. Expeditions were coordinated, distractions executed, the terrain mapped, and Iere’s power structures revealed. Finally, a scant twelve years after its inception, the Brothers undertook a massive raid on Iere’s mountain, resulting in the rocky fortress’s collapse and the dragon’s death.
Today, the Brothers of the White Scale have lost much of their military organization. Their membership has flagged, and they act more as a social club for aging veterans than a serious brigade. Still, they are an important symbol to the people of Vor Shelath, as well as a constant warning to any party wishing to subjugate the city.