Factionless Five I: Storm King's Thunder
Adventuring Organization founded by Edwin the Griffintamer shortly into his retirement. The group has turned away from any association with the existing factions in Faerun in order to be an independent force for good on the Sword Coast. Edwin conditioned employment with the group on never joining the Zhentarum. He did not establish any other faction rules, and the group chose its own name as well as its leader, Bane Bearclaw.
Edwin bestowed magical items on each new member of the crew and sent them to investigate a cloud giant attack on Nightstone.