Gangs of Kalamshan
It is widely assumed that all Dragonborn in the city of Kalamshan are members of the Toa Kai in one form or another. While this is true, many Dragonborn are members of the gang in the same way that most people who claim to be “Jewish” are speaking more as a race and less as an organization. The reality is that about 50% of all Dragonborn in Kalamshan are active members of Toa Kai. These members are marked by the signature symbol tattooed on their neck (which side of the neck depends on gender. Right for males, left for females)
The Toa Kai place heavy emphasis on the idea of “honor” and to dishonor ones family is a crime much worse than any other. In Toa Kai the punishment for dishonor is a gruesome one. The scale the tattoo is on is forcibly ripped from the flesh (only Dragonborn can rise high enough in Toa Kai to earn the honor of getting the tattoo) and the offending party is drained of all blood by having the ankles cut and being suspended from a high point by the wrists. They are left to slowly bleed to death (most victims die of shock long before this happens).
The main activity of the Toa Kai is arms/people smuggling. It is said they are responsible for 90% of the arms trade (both legal and illegal) in the city and outlying areas.
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