A loose association of thugs and murderers, the Red Masks survive in Releria like a cancer. Their leader, Jeranil Talios, employs tatics of intimidation, bribery, and violence to ensure that the guards don’t touch him; a few idealistic young crusaders have attempted to strike at him, but their brazenly public murders quickly subdued further attempts.
Releria’s high poverty rate has made it very easy for the Masks to insinuate themselves withing the lower echelons of the populace; even while they are preyed upon by the Masks, many families also find themselves indebted to them. Their sons and daughters work for them, often providing the only source of income, and the Masks ensure that other gangs that attempt to seize power and disrupt the daily routine are quickly snuffed out.
The Masks work as footpads and muggers within the Sirital and Caron, often running protection rackets to supplement their income and keep the local businiesses under Talios’s thumb. They also work as hitmen, hired muscle, and smugglers -often taking jobs even outside of Releria’s own borders. They have been mostly forced out of Howlett by The Laughing Man, but they continue to work missions in the other nations of Tolgalen, and Jeranil works constantly to undermine the Jesting Shadows and reclaim a foothold in the east.