Fall of Baldur's Gate
The Flaming Fist
The Flaming Fist mercenary company is a supposedly neutral force which is free to fight in external conflicts, so long as it doesn’t side against Baldur’s Gate. By tradition, the highest officer of the Flaming Fist is one of the city’s dukes, and Grand Duke Ulder Ravengard fulfills that tradition proudly. Membership in the Flaming Fist is fairly easy to achieve, and adventurers with much experience swiftly advance in rank (and, consequently, political influence) once they become permanent members. Many ranking officers are former adventurers who have “retired” to military life.
The Flaming Fist was founded around 1345 DR by Eltan, a formidable fighter and Grand Duke of Baldur’s Gate at his time.