The inland town of Lachan in the Deadfire Archipelago sat in the middle of a network of wealthy port cities and received the worst elements from all of them. Gamblers, thieves, and other miscreants trickled into Lachan and ruined the sleepy village through various acts of vandalism and violence.
At last, the mayor of Lachan had enough. She appointed village executioners who had standing orders to kill anyone out on the streets after sundown. The executioners wore brightly colored hoods so that residents and visitors could recognize them and get safely inside.