The Merchant's Guild
The Merchant’s Guild is a mostly-respected, if slightly begrudged, organization spanning the Northern Continent, with a few representatives present in the northern portions of the Southern Continent. The purview of the guild is to “facilitate trade, and protect the rights and livelihoods of merchants and traders.” This roughly translates to, “prevent high taxes on goods or caravans, put high prices on the heads of bandits, and lower the costs of transit while raising the demands of the marketplace.”
The Merchant’s Guild has representatives in every major city of the Northern Continent, with large guild buildings in most capitals, as well as the Trade City of Der’she. The Guild is mostly based out of Chula, which is unsurprising, given that this country was founded by wealthy merchants seeking to escape taxes.