The Clade of Operant Drama
All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely players
They have their exits and their entrances
And one man in his time plays many parts.
The hallmark of a good criminal organization is being able to operate unseen by the general populace. If someone truly must be seen, that's where the Actors come in.For negotiable fees, some troupes will fulfill various roles needed by the organizations hiring them. Need a group to think they threw off a tail? The actors are skilled in tracking, and faking a loss. Need someone to raise a ruckus? They'll provide the best money can buy. As a group skilled in being seen, they often take cover with local theater groups; the fondness of Pact settlements and worlds of the theatrical arts providing them ample opportunities to blend in. Burly actors provide muscle, while nimble actors provide a good target for a chase. If an enemy is too busy chasing an actor, they'll be too busy to look at you. If blending in to a theater group, the rest of the group can either be Actors or patsies at the Casting Director's discretion.
A Director oversees the Actors and chooses which missions they undertake.
A number of Casting Directors oversee the training, recruitment and assignment of Actors to the undertaken jobs.
Below these ranks are the Actors themselves, often grouped by seniority and skill-set.
All the World's a Stage
There's demons at the highest level, and they'll turn you into a demon too.As Dramatists climb the ranks of the Clade they wear increasingly elaborate costumes and masks, until the person underneath is no longer visible. Superstitious folks believe that these Dramatists have wrapped themselves in a chrysalis of concepts and underneath metamorphosed into a demon. Common consensus is that this is silly, but a fun story. The Dramatists like to lean into the myth.