In the world of Daventry one has to be wary of the thugs and desperadoes that infect the forest of Llewdor. They, continue to hide in the treehouse, from which they prey on travelers. Because the members of the band are so young, Derek Karlavaegen refers to them as the "Brat Catpack" with "no morals and even less intelligence!".
Unlike the bandits of Llewdor, the Forty Thieves of the Endless Desert have a strict moral code--although one, of a truly black and perverse type. The bandits of Llewdor on the other hand are unsavoury and immoral.
These brigands, numbering in the dozens, prowl the woods beating, robbing, and sometimes killing those they can waylay. They were encouraged and supported by Manannan while he held sway in Llewdor for all those years, and efforts to get rid of them had been only partially successful. The problem was expected to be under control, however.