The Blackened Hand
A mercinary group questionable morals that specialise in the recovery of items and persons. They are maily dwarven fighters and clerics, although they are know to subcontract to other races and classes should the need arise.
The group is named after their leader, Bardon Hillstalker. He recieved a nasty injury while recovering a powerful magic item that resulted in him having a badly burnt hand that never seems to recover.