Hand of Faerun
The Hand of Faerun
The Hand was created in 959 DR(The Year of the Haunted Crew). Waterdeep had established an army to guard the growing city. The council of the city knew they could not afford an army and they could not raise the taxes which were already incredibly high. The Hand of Faerun was a small division of the army which were “loaned out” to anyone who could afford their services.
In the beginning, the Hand was used for small things such as rescue missions or “find the object” missions. Over time, the Hand became more elite and high-ranked army officers would often transfer to the Hand to escape the confines of the city.