Dun’cahrun Institutions

Nationality: Nyxiana, Antiford

Activity: organized crime

Established: 19th century (c. 1802-7)

In World

The Dun’cahrun is an organized crime syndicate that is based in Nyxiana but now also has a prominent presence in Antiford, namely in Argenstrath. It is a loose association of criminal groups that share a common organisational structure and code of conduct. The basic group is known as a family or clan, each of which has claim over a territory where it operates, usually a town a neighbourhood/district if in a large city.  

They are distinguished from other gangs and mobs by their adherence to a central set of rules as well as their use of information and intimidation over pure brutality or violence, though they are certainly not opposed to the latter. The dun’cahrun has a formal hierarchy that allows them to efficiently run a variety of large-scale criminal activities. These include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Extortion
  • Vote rigging and political bribery
  • water condensing
  • counterfeiting currency and documents
  • arbitrating disagreements (especially those of criminal nature
  • Labor racketeering
  • protection racketeering
  • Smuggling (weapons and cultural wears such as art)
  • loan sharking

If you want to know more details or have questions about the use of the Dun’cahrun, see the guide.

Out of World

Largely equivalent to the sicilian mafia/Italian mafia in america (think of the Corleones from The Godfather). While they perform many of the same roles or share a cultural heritage like as other mobsters, such as the Irish gangs, the the Cosa Nostra has a more rigid structure and sense of morality (however relative) than their counterparts. This is the main factor I wanted to carry over to the Dun’cahrun. 


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