Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #71
March 12, 2023
Name: Noldrune Scouting Service (NSS)
Location: Unmarked building complex on the outskirts of Belladorn (#1) and a small group of offices in the capital itself.
Population (approx.): 100-200 onsite employees
Brief: Once House Noldrune and its allies secured the borders of the new City-State, it employed scouts and rangers to keep an eye on the borders and the nearby Guilds, Tribes and Clans. Later, House Claid, being somewhat paranoid regarding maintaining their newly acquired position of power, funded a dramatic expansion of their scouting. A Royal decree separated some scouts from the military into a new organization formalized as the Noldrune Scouting Service (NSS) and expanded their mandate to include espionage (both intelligence gathering (mundane and magical) and active operations). Now empowered, the NSS keeps an eye on the other 3 City-States, people of interest in the City-State and points of interest in the Narrows and the Wastelands. The Chairperson of the NSS reports directly to the Chamberlain of House Claid.
Geography: The headquarters of the NSS is composed of two parts. The first is a half-dozen offices on one floor of the capital’s Complex of Government. The second is an umarked complex of buildings on the outskirts of Belladorn including more offices, laboratories, ritual rooms, warehouses and a training complex for ranges, scouts, seers and spies. The NSS maintains a network of offices and agents throughout the City-State.