The Five Factions
The Harpers is a scattered network of spellcasters and spies who advocate equality and covertly oppose the abuse of power.
The Order of the Gauntlet is composed of faithful and vigilant seekers of justice who protect others from the depredations of evildoers.
The Emerald Enclave is a widespread group of wilderness survivalists who preserve the natural order while rooting out unnatural threats.
The Lords’ Alliance is a loose coalition of established political powers concerned with mutual security and prosperity.
The Zhentarim is an unscrupulous shadow network that seeks to expand its influence and power throughout Faerûn.