The Paidoturathoi (Children of Turath) is a loose alliance of mercenary companies, petty nobles, and others nominally dedicated to the restoration of the empire of Bael Turath, the great empire of the tieflings from centuries past. While the group has caused some problems over the years, they are generally regarded as an assembly of troublemakers and schemers, limited to border raids and squabbling among the tribes and kingdoms off the southwest corner of the empire. Many of those who claim membership in the group are little more than brigands looking to justify their depredations in a convenient cloak of history; but there are many who take their mission seriously, despite the limited resources and lack of unity within their own ranks. It is rumored that the leadership of the Children include a small cabal which has handed down ancient dark secrets, waiting for the right time to reveal their power and reclaim their ancient realm. The city of Bael Turath itself remains a haunted ruin, infested with infernal entities and the unquiet dead, but plans are afoot to rebuild the city as part of the grand plan.
The Children of Turath are just one of many organized groups among the invaders, and while they have little respect or dealings with the hordes of goblins to the north, they have joined the assault on the empire as an opportunity to both gain power and loot, and to bring down a major rival. While their numbers are not nearly as great as goblins and that ilk, they do bring an ancient tradition of arcane mastery, which they have put to use creating fiendish engines of destruction. There are rumors which claim mighty and dreaded entities are working to bring success in this war and the restoration of Bael Turath – if not as a great empire, then at least as the vital capital of a major kingdom, taking a place in the sun once more.