City of Brass
The Blackguard, the most powerful criminal organization in the City of Brass, extort payments from local businesses. They’ll leave a small black pouch hanging on your door (usually by a drawstring, and hung on the doorknob or on a convenient tack or nail).
The amount of the tax is usually 5 gold pieces, collected at the end of each month.
The Blackguard expect people to pay this tax, or else.
Members of the commune found a black bag hanging on their door and assumed it was from the Blackguard. When they took it to the local Kickstone collector, Mixia, he disavowed it and said he’d “take care of it.” The actual source of the bag remains a mystery.