Sharn: From Antiquities to Inquisitives
In Sharn, one name is synonymous with crime. The Boromar Clan’s sinister influence pervades every level of the City Towers. Its members bribe Watch captains in Dura, collect protection fees from merchant consortiums throughout the Central Plateau, and blackmail powerful families of Upper Menthis, all the while clinking glasses and sipping fine wine among Skyway’s elite. The halflings of the Boromar Clan belong to the Sixty, a prestigious group of powerful families of Sharn, even as they bleed the city for all its worth.
The Boromar Clan is the most powerful criminal organization in Sharn. From a humble start as a gang of smugglers and thieves, the Boromars have risen to become one of the most influential forces in the city. They have a stranglehold on the smuggling trade and own the majority of gambling halls in the city. Most of the fences and thieves in Sharn either work directly for the Boromars or pay tribute in exchange for independence. This clan controls a vast network of extortion, blackmail, and graft that extends from the slums of Lower Dura to the heights of Skyway, with its headquarters in the halfling district of Little Plains (in Middle Menthis).
Their influence reaches far beyond the criminal underworld. The early Boromar patriarchs invested wisely over the centuries, so that today the Boromars are one of The Sixty Families of Sharn. The Boromar Clan owns many of the warehouses in Precarious and Cogsedge. It owns taverns and inns throughout the city and has a considerable interest in the shipping trade. Also, a Boromar heir sits on the city council of Sharn.