A remnant of the past, when Andoran existed as a Chelish holding, the Lumber Consortium has seen its wealth and influence wane with the rise of democracy. Nonetheless, the Lumber Consortium continues to exert pressure to smaller and weaker regions and communities, particularly in the less developed areas of the nation. The consortium's major logging operation occurs in and around Darkmoon Vale, and as such, this is where their continued power is most noticeable.
The Lumber Consortium is controlled by a board of directors, all of whom share an equal interest in the endeavor, who oversee the operations of the organization, laying out the long-term, large-scale strategies and leaving the day-to-day management to on-site foremen known as gavels. At it's height of power, the Consortium has over a dozen, but currently employs only two. No one rises to power within the Lumber Consortium without making their fortunes on the backs of lumberjacks and at the expense of the forests and native civilians. Though they have never been known for their kind hearts or straight morals, members of the board have become increasingly sadistic and cruel as their power has eroded. Hushed rumors even tie a few of the directors to the mysteriously sinister Aspis Consortium.
Thaldrin Kreed is the gavel in the Darkmoon Vale region, and his sadistic and cruel ways keep the town of Falcon's Hollow subservient to his every hateful whim. As a gavel, Kreed has absolute control over the consortium's presence in Darkmoon Vale, including its employees and hard assets. As long as he squeezes out a larger profit each year, he can do no wrong in the eyes of the consortium (whose barristers have saved the gavel from the gallows on at least four occasions). With the passage of each year, though, it becomes ever more difficult for Kreed to increase his profits, resulting in ever-more horrific displays of exploitation and greed.