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The Bloodghost Syndicate
by Mike Mearls

Not all goblins lurk in dungeons. Some lurk just out of sight down the next dark alleyway. The Bloodghost Syndicate is a clan of bugbears that runs a mafia-like underworld, engaging in all manner of crimes. Enter their world here, and drop them straight into your next D&D adventure.

The word "goblin" brings forth images of shrieking humanoid warriors descending upon a village in the dead of night, long columns of armored hobgoblins marching in precise formation, and cunning bugbears waiting in ambush along a forest track. The Bloodghost Syndicate likes to keep it that way. From hidden lairs in cities across the world, it engages in extortion, assassination, robbery, and even the occasional legitimate business venture. Spurred on by a combination of boundless greed and shrewd cunning, the Bloodghost Syndicate has built an empire of crime beneath the noses of those sworn to defend civilization from goblinoid incursions.

About the Author

Mike Mearls is the Lead Developer for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. His recent credits include H1: Keep on the Shadowfell and Player’s Handbook II (v.3.5).