Murder of Crows
The Harnic thieves “guild” is known as the Lia-Kavair. It does not have the legal protections of most guilds, but is quite adept at policing their respective territories and dealing with non-guilded thieves. The Lia-Kavair dabbles in most sorts of criminality including, but not limited to burglaries, purse cutting, prostitution, smuggling, drug dealing, extortion and robbery. A local Lia-Kavair generally has a number of safe houses spread across its territory, as well as a primary guild house with a resident “master” who oversees the entire operation. In that sense, the Lia-Kavair mimics the structure of more respectable guilds.
The Lia-Kavair does curb crime to the limited extent that they do not willingly permit non-members to commit crimes within their territory. Also, in their own self-interest, they tend to limit their crimes so as not to arouse too much legal interest in their actions. As a result, some ruling nobles may tolerate their activities. Others do not. They do not have a direct member in the Mangai but usually have another guild act as their understood spokesperson.