The Danaids are the most influential faction in the politics of The Great Amazonian Empire
. It is actually a family rather than simply a faction as the queens that comprise it are all descendants of Empress Danae (ca. 10500SE)
The Danaids have seen more than three Empresses rise form their ranks and their opinion was almost certainly decisive in the abdication of Empress Alexandra
Although the current Empress Diana
wouldn't have ascended to power without their support, she would be foolish indeed to take it for granted. It is a common secret among the Amazons
that the Danaids no matter what they do, they do it to promote their own ends.
The most astonishing fact however is that the Danaids themselves don't accept they are a faction despite acting as one and they take offense at the mere mentioning of that name.