The Brotherhood of Mithril
The Brotherhood of Mithril is the official trade guild the smiths in Bridgetown. Any smith who wants to open a shop must join the Brotherhood or risk being shunned or threatened. The Brotherhood controls the trade of raw materials coming into Bridgetown and therefore controls whether smiths are able to get the materials they need to work. In addition to controlling the flow of materials, the guild also sets prices and determines who can sell what goods and where.