Thieves differ from most of the other professions in that their guilds tend not to advertise themselves. Traditionally the Thieves have been a collective, yet partially secret organisation - they act for the benefit of whosoever is paying their wages, and can be trusted only so far as their employer has the power to punish misdemeanours. Thieves have the skills of Thievery, Stealth, Poisons and Trapping. They are skilled combatants and excellent covert operators. Though the exact whereabouts of the Thieves Guild in any of the major cities is a closely guarded secret, the northern village of Isabella is rumoured to be a hideaway for members of this profession. There are, at times, other guilds rumoured to share in the Thief profession - the Brigands more prominently and the Rogues on occasion raise their heads above water and court members but often they find themselves subsumed into the great Thief brotherhood under a single hierarchy of elders.