The Honorable Ones operate under several rules of honor, usually the penalty for breaking them, is death:
Each family, usually with a village or district as territory, has a Father or Mother ruling it. The Grandfather or Grandmother is the most powerful os the local bosses, ruling over the others.
Below a a local boss are the circle of Uncles. They are the most trusted members and act as both advisors and enforcers. Under an Uncle comes several Big Sisters o Big Brothers who are responsible for one group of around twelve members.
The Honorable Ones were an organization that originated on the colonies, as a form of resistance groups against the foreign exploiters and also as a way to provide protection to the one who were defenseless. In the colonial regime, law was on the hands of the companies who owned the bussiness and because of that, local law enforcement was not there to defend justice, but the economical interests of the local patriciate and even when is not the case, they lacked manpower to properly protect the lower classes.
Soon the abusers of the poor saw their warehouses empty and their houses burning. At the same time that the Honorable Ones revenged from the rich, they stole their money to finance their illicit activities.
Soon they joined not only between themselves but also with groups that formed around poor people on the Republics, who had often struggles not too much diferent from their own. They have grown enough to be a constant thorn in the Merchant Republics side.