The Mages of Saruun
The mages take their name from Saruun Khel, the ancient minotaur society that once dominated Thunderspire Labyrinth. This secretive order of mages rules over the Seven Pillared Hall. No one truly knows their numbers since they move about the hall in heavy black cloaks and cowls with their faces hidden behind silver masks. It is through the might of the mages that order can be maintained in a town with various hostile races. Legal action in the hall is often swift and brutal.
While their presence is often felt, they are little seen. The mages collect a heavy duty on taxable goods that move through the town.
Recently a particular mage known as Orontor commissioned the adventurers to locate and dispatch a renegade member of their order known as Paldemar. Paldemar had turned from the Order to venerate Vecna. The mages can’t abide rivalries so they seek his demise.