Within the Cartel exist the power seeking factions known as Societies. Aside from the Sects which provide the basic governmental frame work, the Societies can be considered political lobbies or parties. The power of the Society is based solely on those who support and align with them provide them the basis to make power plays within the guild as a whole. With the rise of the Societies and the end of the Five Families in the Aekart Fall, a new basis of power was formed. To keep order among the growing Societies, the Shadow struck a deal with the nascent power brokers.In secret the Master of Shadow agreed to set up a shadow council, a secondary ruling body to allow the Societies to exist within reason on even ground, this was the seventh cabal sect, the Trust.
Organization and CultureEdit
The Cabal was born from the unholy union of the various factions gaming against the Five Houses of Aekart. After the Fall these factions were forced into uneasy coexistence by the Shadow as a means of controlling the newly released powers. After the signing of what came to be called the Accord of Trusted Reformation, the Societies as they were dubbed were given free reign to direct the workings of the Cartel from behind the scenes.