Tyranny of the Dragon Queen
The Red Wizards, formerly known as the Red Wizards of Thay before a coup led by Szass Tam, are an organization of wizards in Faerûn. During their height of power, the Red Wizards were the notorious and nefarious spellcasting ruling class of the inhospitable but well-inhabited country of Thay. Slavers, demonologists, and magical experimenters, the Red Wizards were much feared by most of Faerûn.
Chief amongst these, and, indeed, among all Red Wizards was Szass Tam, a powerful archmage and feared lich and now the ruler of Thay and sworn enemy of the Red Wizards who escaped him. The Red Wizards are a loosely organized chain of merchant enclaves who specialized in procuring magical items.
- Profit not just in wealth but power
- Avoid the wrath of Thay
- Tell no secrets
- Remain neutral and willing to trade with anyone