A local gang/thieve's guild in Cauldron
Information Verana learned in taverns in town during Fireseek:
Recently (perhaps Triel?) they were all working for a woman protecting something in one of the many lairs under the city. No one is sure who the woman was or what she wanted protected, but all agree it was a woman hiring them as guards for something. A group of adventurers that no one seems to know anything about (I couldn't turn up any names or identifiying information) came in and wiped out most of them. There might be one or two still around, but they were effectively destroyed. Supposedly the woman was killed by the adventurers as well. Nothing has been heard from the group since.