Ghosts of the Oceans
The Illustrious guild of Singing Pirate Merchants from the Westland Marshes
Despite their name The Illustrious guild of Singing Pirate Merchants from the Westland Marshes, are not pirates, are not a guild, can barely be considered merchants, and even their Westland Marshes are east of everything except the great ocean.
What they are, are Halflings. Halflings that run great river caravans providing the only real means of shipping goods from the Heartwood elves and the small coastal communities. Until twenty years ago, they didn’t even have “Pirate” in their name. But then one elf shocked at the prices of some shellfish, jokingly called the Halfling a pirate, the Halfling liked the idea and it just kind of spread until it was added to their “Guilds” name.