The Secrets of Kaer Maga
The Slaver Consortium is a rough coalition of the various bands of ill-mannered folk dealing with human (as well as non-human humanoids and the occasional sentient beast) trafficking. While there are too many groups for them all to answer to the same master, cater to the same markets, or obey the same rules, the Consortium serves as a ruling body for these interested parties.
Prior to the creation of the Consortium, slavery was beginning to be pushed out of the city of Kaer Maga – largely thanks to the rise of the Freemen. But with a new gang organized to keep slavers both legally and socially accepted within the trading districts, there is little left for the Freemen to do. As long as the Slaver Consortium exists, slavery will thrive within the city. Indeed, a large reason why Kaer Maga remains a successful trading hub for so many races is because of slavery.
The members of the Consortium and its meeting places are unknown, but few mind so long as they please their people. Despite their interest in a low-moral business, they are not beyond diplomatic parlance with the other factions of the City of Strangers.