Shadows of the Moon
In Cormyr it’s not just advisable to obtain a charter, it’s the law. Cormyr has a keen interest in keeping close tabs on those who walk the countryside bearing arms and who seemingly have no higher purpose than to merely “seek adventure.” The military history of Cormyr is one of guerilla ambushes and running skirmishes, rather than “setpiece” battles, and the Court is thus sensitive to the presence of armed folk within the kingdom. Adventurers or mercenaries cannot operate within Cormyr without permission of the King in the form of a royal charter. Without a charter, “Lawless freeswords” can be apprehended by any force representing the king, including the Purple Dragons and local militia. A charter can be obtained through the Lord Commander at High Horn, Rauolas Cormaeril; the Warden of the Eastern Marches in Castle Crag, Warvred Emmarask; or Crown Prince Irvel Obarskyr at the Royal Court in Suzail. Basic charters can be had for the annual cost of 25 gold pieces. Hand-lettered, gold-leaf foil charters personally signed by Cormyr’s ruler cost 1,000 golden lions, with an annual tax of 300 golden lions.
Charters are customarily given to a “company of adventurers.” Such a company cannot number more than thirty persons at any one time. All members of the chartered company must wear the arms or badge of their company at all times when armed in Cormyr. Any changes in roster must be reported immediately to the offices of the aforementioned officers.