In 1163 the Githyanki Amberin Melatar, Frick’s grandson, assumed control of the Omarond Empire. Over the next 10 years his mismanagement of the empire’s funds nearly bankrupt the empire. In a last ditch effort he was married to the youngest granddaughter of Vlaakith. The dowry revitalized the empire, but more importantly Princess Kastya was a wise ruler. In 1174 she created an organization known as the Flaming Fist. Rumor says it was named after her true love, the githerzai monk she left behind.
Bereft of the funds to create a standing police force and having excess forces returning from the crusade on the aberrant threat, they used a portion of the dowry to pay rewards to these mercenaries. Today, the mercenary organization’s purpose is to hunt down members of organized crime, track bounties on escaped prisoners and pay out bounties on monstrous threats to the empire.