Dunryd Row (book)

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Dunryd Row
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Dunryd Row is a book in Pillars of Eternity about the faction with the same name.

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The origins and practices of Dunryd Row are difficult to nail down. When asked, everyone seems to know how Dunryd Row started and how long it’s been in operation. Yet every person asked gives a different account of its creation and a different date. The only thing everyone can agree on is that it seems to have been around as long as anyone can remember. Without fail, everyone recalls hearing about the exploits of Dunryd Row when they were children.

Aside from the organization being comprised of special investigators (most of whom seem to be ciphers) and the fact that they seem to have their hands in everything (yet never admit to it), anything reported about Dunryd Row walks the line between truth and outright hearsay. Information abounds, but no one can say which fragments are truth and which are fiction. I will provide all I have uncovered and leave it to the readers to decide for themselves, as all of it feels both plausible and unbelievable at turns.

The group is supposedly named after the street where its headquarters are located, in a building called Hadret House. It is said in some circles this is just the name they want people to think they're known by. Their real headquarters, people whisper, is elsewhere. Why would they do this? It's simple - it's far easier for them to infiltrate, to hide, to carry on behind the scenes if everyone is concentrating on ‘Dunryd Row.’ Divert attention where you want people to look and you can act behind their backs with impunity.

People who have had interactions with agents from Dunryd Row invariably describe them as ‘unmemorable.’ No detail as to their appearance, behavior, or anything - beyond the fact that they were there - seems to stick with anyone. Are they truly nondescript? Or do their ciphers use their powers to remain anonymous? As with so many questions regarding Dunryd Row, no one seems to know. While no specific details about the agents are ever reported, one "fact" that all people agree with is that they seem primarily to be orlans and Glanfathan elves, though theories as to why this may be are many and conflicting.

Their presumed headquarters, is supposedly run by Lady Eydis Webb. Though no one seems able to pinpoint the time of her arrival, the author was unable to locate a single person familiar with Dunryd Row who could remember a time when she wasn't around. Many things are hinted at behind closed doors about Lady Webb, but few are willing to elaborate, for it is rumored that although she has not left Hadret House since anyone can remember, she is a cipher of tremendous power, and that she can read the thoughts of the entire city at will. Theories abound regarding her age, her reasons for what would seem to be a lifetime of seclusion, and even of her secret control over all of Defiance Bay, if not Dyrwood itself. But as with all other matters regarding the organization, no one seems to be able to say anything for sure.