Spanning all of Marethis, to even its most obscure regions, the Sea Chain holds a monopoly on all trading activity.
This fact rarely stirs about change amongst the populace as the organization is ran with such efficiency; replacing it would cause more trouble than it brings.
The Chain Gang (originating from Dale-phane) has the Sea Chain to thank for its drastic growth in power in such a relatively short time.
The power to be had from gathering the resources of all the lone trading groups of Marethis into one was quickly felt.
Along with aiding in the order fulfillment of these smaller groups, though means of protection on the high seas.
The Chain would strategically flood certain areas with their own men, sometimes even hostility taking over if met with resistance…
Found shortly after though these newly founded establishments would operate at a way lower efficiency rate than what was previously there.
It was around this time, that an effort was being made to expand into Rhime.
Seeing the failures brought about by their past tactics, the chain decided that it was best to separate themselves from the trading (granted they still tried it their way but were quickly met with defeat).
As a result the sea chain in Rhime is a lot more freestanding than other such branches.
The militarized portion of the chain residing in Rhime (ran by Gak) rarely if ever interferes with their affairs.
This perhaps lackadaisical approach of management, has led to some criticism within the Chain itself, but it never really amounts to much besides talk.
This setup might make Rhime an ideal place for traders who don’t like the overly abrasiveness touch found at other trading post but it comes with its own challenges.
Rhime’s landscape makes it so that only the most skilled of traders have any real hope of traversing it (...there have been a number deaths/disappearances).
So many traders avoid working in Rhime, if they can, but for those up for the challenge it can be quite the experience.