The Silver Ravens were established in 4606 AR, in the wake of the chaos that swept over Cheliax after Aroden’s death, to help protect the city of Kintargo from oppression, by a mysterious figure known only as “Jackdaw.” Before the advent of the Age of Lost Omens, Jackdaw built themselves into a sort of Kintargan folk hero who fought for the rights of the city’s downtrodden.
Many of the Silver Ravens were adventurers or worshipers of Milani. Jackdaw, a swashbuckler, was the most powerful and influential of them all, but others who rose to particular prominence among the Silver Ravens were Amyreid (a half-elf cleric of Milani), Ba (a halfling enchanter), a woman named Kyda, and a man named Brakisi.
The Silver Ravens defended Kintargo from being conquered no fewer than a dozen times during the Chelish Civil War: five times from power-hungry noble families, four times from agents of Thrune, once from an invasion of skum from the sea, once from a cabal of Nidalese vampires, and once from a dragon named Rivozair.
They maintained their main headquarters in and below the Kintargo Opera House; unfortunately, no information in the documents indicates any other safe houses the group may have maintained.
The Silver Ravens were said to be able to use something called the “Song of Silver” to defend Kintargo when it was attacked by enemies, but sadly, no additional information as to what this mysterious song was can be found in these notes.
The leaders of the Silver Ravens had seen the proverbial writing on the wall—they knew House Thrune was likely to seize control, and had come to the difficult decision to surrender should this event come to pass, hoping to prevent Thrune from razing Kintargo. Indications exist that the cache of treasure and documents hidden in the Fair Fortune were intended to serve as a sort of time capsule, should Kintargo forget the Silver Ravens with the passage of time.