The House of the Axe is a far-flung criminal organization that exists in many Bahite cities and neighboring areas as well. Legend has it that the group got its start as a secret organization in support of a dissident prince who lost power. Subsequently, it became a fraternity of burglars and thieves. Chapters in individual cities are organized as trade organizations, but the far-flung Banu Tabar network offers members safe houses and bases of support (so long as they respect local hierarchies and turf). Though the core of the Banu Tabar are Rakhman Bahites, the society accepts people of many faiths and peoples - a fact reflected in the sophisticated argot and system of signs the House uses. Teaching the argot to non-members is severely punished, however. The House also offers training and patronage, the most up-to-date techniques, underground markets in specialized tools and contraband goods. They also offer various forms of protection from existing authorities, and meeting places where goods and information can be exchanged. The House is reputed to have complex initiation rituals and a byzantine power structure, but at present, their precise character remains mysterious. Tha Banu Tabar is the largest known criminal organization in the known world. Its representatives appear in Chapter 8.
House of the Axe
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