The Mercati ran a smuggling operation in the Bandlands for merchants who wanted to bypass the hefty import taxes imposed by Baron Imoldo.
They were scattered after the Battle of Tamal, led by Baron Imoldo. Some fled to Invidia, where they remain in hiding, some were rescued on Ohlone Beach by Khal and Esterkan sailing by on The Greenwood. But many were imprisoned or killed.
Princesses Rosie and Melody recently discovered that Grish, a former member of this disbanded group, is now involved in smuggling weapons and armor to the Gesh in the town of Helmsley.
The primary archetype of the Mercati is human smuggler; the secondary archetype is human scout.