Abridged History of the 10th Age
A large mercenary organization primarily based in the Trident Isles (but operating all throughout the North), the Purple Feather originally got its name from a small adventuring company from Llyria. They fought off and on in the wars of the Free Cities of the East, their numbers always growing.
The core of the group retired to the Isles but maintained contacts with their younger replacements and, over time, it turned into a profitable business. Retired frontliners run the operation from the island of Shune while the young men run all over the North to fulfill contracts.