The Verenian Watchers
Collis is home to the strongest mining operations in the empire due to its bordering the Northwall Mountains. Honorhold, its provincial capital, is the original home of the world-famous Ironking Mining Company, who run most of the industry in the city. While its border is directly against that of Silverwood, the mountains provide such a strong fence that even when tensions between the nations is at its highest, the stoic miners of the region rarely worry about it.
With the strong industry in the region, coupled with the mountains being a very dangerous area, a Watcher Academy was established in Honorhold. In the past, the Ironkings were loathe to hire the Watchers, thinking they could handle any threats to their operations internally. While some of this prideful competition still lingers to this day, centuries have eroded the Ironking ego, and the two guilds have partnered on many a dangerous mission to keep the people (and more importantly, the ore veins) safe from monstrous threats in the region.