No one would ever have believed a lesser prince, a craftsman’s son and a tailor couples lad in their own lifetime would be as rich as the High King. But that is in fact what these three determined men managed due a natural born talent for taking action at the right time, nerves of steel and determined as few, and always paying their dues and settling disputes as soon as they arise.
It must be said though, that their rise falls in with several other events shaping the world and guiding the flow of wealth. For example did the play a double role regarding the High King as they helped establish the title so that [their] trade could prosper. But they also used their positions, resources, worker- and transportation force to distribute herbs, spices, and other goods banned by the High King and the Counsel of Colours.
The Triad Traders are normally thought of as the three founders, but within a few years of their first real interaction as a group looking after themselves, they made close bonds with for example Longhorn. Who in return for usage of their network, cheap Kinoblin and illegal goods, supplied them with cheap meat from his gargantuan herds of cow, ox, horse and what else. He told me, as we cleaned out some Invader, that he now thinks some of this went as supplies for the hidden nests of Invader. Had he known of their existence he would have cut ties with the trio, but it’s easy to be clever in hindsight.