The New Age
The Gray Knives is a growing criminal organization, thought to be based in Mount McFisticuffs but believed to have a presence in most major cities in The Rasearronian Empire. The Knives are notorious for their clandestine spy network and information-brokering, trading more in secrets and blackmail than in smuggling, larceny or murder. Knowledge is power, and the Knives make it their business know as much about everyone else as possible. If you want to know it, the Knives will probably know about it too, and they tell you what you need to know for a price.
The bulk of the Gray Knives is made up of gnomes and rakince, with the occasional member of some other race. They are good at blending in and keeping a low profile, though in McFisticuffs they tend to stick out – most of the city’s gnomes and rakince are thought to have some connection to the Knives.