Adventures in Alkenstar
The Iron Dogs
The Iron Dogs is a mercenary company founded by Grafton Felsburn, a human warrior, operating out of the city of Almas in Andoran. The Company is best known for aiding the Alman military during the Gate uprisings several years ago. The Iron Dogs accept most types of contracts, including guard duty, repelling humanoid tribes that raid the countryside, or complementing a noble’s personal retinue. The company will not openly accept assassination contracts.
Members of the Iron Dogs are divided into four ranks:
Mongrels: Mongrels are the new members of the company. They receive assignments from above, and are paid 5% on a job.
Hounds: After three successfully completed contracts, mongrels may be promoted to hounds. Hounds receive assignments from above and are paid 10% on a job.
Purebreeds:Hounds that complete at least 20 contracts successfully are eligible to be promoted to purebreeds. The decision to promote a hound to purebreed status rests on the houndmasters (see below). Purebreeds are paid 20% on a job; additionally, they are allowed to accept independent contracts. They are, however, expected to contract other Iron Dogs (mongrels, hounds or purebreeds) if they need additional hands.
Houndmasters:The houndmasters are the leaders of the Iron Dogs. Currently there are seven houndmasters, Grafton being one of them. While houndmasters typically take care of handling the company, on occasion one may participate in a contract.
Grafton Felsburn, founder and houndmaster of the Iron Dogs