The Morning Lord's Glory
The Freedom Riders
The Freedom Riders were the military forces organized by Lord Randal Morn to expel the Zhentarim from Daggerdale. After the victory in 1369 DR, they were given the choice of returning to their homes or being assumed into the Northspire Mercenary Company. Veterans of the Freedom Riders are proud of their service and liberation of Dagger Falls from the Zhentarim tyranny. The Freedom Riders still exist as a Fighters Guild in Dagger Falls where they provide a local gathering hall for veterans, adventuring services and maintain a volunteer conscription of 200 dalesman and women veterans. They have an expanded network of over 500 conscripts within a day’s ride of Dagger Falls.
Veterans wear a Dagger brooch over their heart that bears the insignia of a charging horse and rider along the blade with outstretched sword. There is a Freedom Festival each year at the Autumn Equinox (Elient) in Dagger Falls commemorating the liberation which draws hundreds from the surrounding Daggerdale as well as regional dignitaries from the Dalelands. The Freedom Fighters ceremonially ride into Dagger Falls amid much fanfare and celebration. The current Guildmaster of the Freedom Fighters is the Paladin of Torm, Ariton Delmis, Lord Randal Morn’s close friend and top commander during his exile. Ariton took this position after retiring from his position as Marshall of the Court of Daggerdale in 1372 DR.