A Friend in Need
The Bloodcoats were a gang of thugs and toughs based in the settlement of Three Stones. Led by a wizard called “The Glass Staff”, the Bloodcoats bullied the local populace, extorted outrageous “security” fees from the village merchants, and helped the Cragmaw Clan rob traders and caravans that traveled the Triboar Trail.
The Bloodcoats used the (mostly) abandoned cellars and dungeons of the ruined Tresendar Manor as their base of operations. From here, they repackaged stolen goods into barrels and crates bearing the mark of the Wavesilver Trading Company, and delivered these goods to an agent of Silver Spider at a designated meeting location on the High Road. The Bloodcoats would trade the stolen goods for weapons, armor, gold, spell reagents, and other desirable items. The Bloodcoats kept half of the spoils and give the other half to the Cragmaw bugbears, who would transport them back to the Clan’s hideout (a place called Cragmaw Castle). The Bloodcoats would also sell any captives they took to the Cragmaws as slaves.
The Bloodcoats were defeated and disbanded when the PCs raided their lair and killed or captured many of their members, including the Glass Staff.