Libraries of Amn.
Lerdeth is a small town with a mere 2000 inhabitants divided between the costside town itself and its surrounding countryside.
The guilds with political power here are the Merchants Guild, Fishermans Guild and the Farmers Guild. There is also a rather substantial criminal movement relative to its size.
Dernet’s Men is a small group of “thugs”. And the Cat’s Paw is a rather low-key local thieves guild who is reputed to be at odds with the Shadow Thieves.
The legal rulings of the town is done by the Lerdeth Town Council which consists of higher-standing members of the local guilds, and is led by the town major: Thim Gertan.