The Harpers are a secret organization dedicated to promoting good, preserving history (especially art and music of Faerun) and maintaining a balance between civilization and nature by keeping kingdoms small and the destruction of plant life to a minimum.
Pushing for Balance as well as what is right, they oppose all evil organizations such as the Zhentarim and the Red Wizards of Thay. The Harpers strive for many small, allied kingdoms, keeping rulers close to their people and too occupied with actively helping their subjects to be concerned with making war and conquering their neighbors.
Harpers are hated in many countries such as Thay or Tethyr, for a variety of reasons, but especially for their vehement opposition to the practice of slavery.
The Harper organization is lead by a female known only as Athena (race unknown). She is supported by her lieutenants (called “Voices”). Voices are the only ones who interact with Athena directly. No regular Harper member (called “Strings”) have ever seen Athena in person. Some say that she doesn’t exist, instead the Harpers are lead by the Voices with Athena nothing more than a figurehead.
All Harper members upon initiation learn a secret sign language that is never to be taught outside the organization. This language helps the members recognize other members. (NOTE: Add “Harper Sign Language” to your languages list)
Many members keep a journal recording tree, shrub, herbs types. They also record descriptions of forest creatures (abilities, weaknesses, spoor, etc.) to help the order increase their lore of Faerun.
CURRENT EVENTS: The Harper organization no longer exists on Faerun. The Followers of EREBUS have destroyed most of the group. A few Harper cells have gone underground to escape death. These small cells have combined with other Resistance Fighters (most notably the Halfling and Gnome Underground) to stage Guerrilla warfare upon the Followers of EREBUS.