|Eye on Eberron: The Trust|
|Publication||Dragon Magazine, issue #406|
|Publisher||Wizards of the Coast|
|Series||Eye on Eberron|
|Preceded by||Taer Syraen|
|Followed by||Vadallia and Cardaen|
The homeland of the gnomes is a joyful place. The streets are decked with flowers, and the air is filled with laughter and song. Ghost weavers craft entrancing patterns of light and shadow, and bards compete in duels of wit and words. It’s rare to see gnomes carrying weapons, even among the wardens who are supposed to uphold the law but primarily serve as mediators in domestic disputes and tour guides for foreigners.
To the casual thief, a Zil city seems like a ripe fruit waiting to be plucked. Yet the Korranberg Chronicle includes many stories like the one above. Crime is largely unknown in Zilargo because criminals have an unnerving tendency to die before they put their plans into action. Guarding the Zil people is the role of the Trust, an invisible fraternity that watches from the shadows. Ask any Zil gnome, and she will tell you that the Trust is always watching, that no whisper escapes its ears and no malefactor escapes justice at its hands.
What is the truth behind the Trust? How far does its reach extend, and what role can it play in a campaign?