"Burn it, burn it all. It's all
been a bleeding error up to this point, just one stupid error after another, and
I'm sick and sodding tired of it all. The status quo doesn't care about
philosophy anymore, the status quo cares about remaining the status quo. Most
corrupted of all are the factols, the Fat Cats. Sitting around in their
luxurious apartments, surrounded by their hordes of followers... well, then of
course they'll forget about philosophy. Of course they'll be lured by the shine
of gold... of course they'll forget belief. They need to be taught that for the
real truth to be seen, there must be the destruction of all that the factions
hold dear. First their followers, then their prestige, and most of all their
money. For when the factions are pulled down, we'll all be able to find the real
darks of the multiverse without those sodding thought-guilds in the way."
"Death! Death to the aristocrats
and the fat pigs in their high houses of Sigil! Death, death, death, and death!
Burn it, burn it all to the ground and make sure nobody tries to build them up
again! Long live the eternal revolution!"
"Things are wrong. Things are
wrong in in the planes, and it's time for a change. When people are aware, then
they'll change for themselves. We only have to show them the truth, and they'll
walk away from their misdirected factions without a second thought."
It's one of the multiversal rules
that whenever there is someone in charge, there's someone who wants to be in
that position. Equally, there are those that would change those in power and
replace the systems of government with new ones more adequately suited to
someone's goals, be they the goals of some power, the goals of the people, or
the goals of some would-be tyrant. At the most visible center of the multiverse,
the City of Doors, things are no different. The Revolutionary League, called by
many the "Anarchists" are a group of disgruntled revolutionaries with dreams of
seeing the City of Doors burn to the ground so that they can start all over
Well, that's not completely true.
See, only the most visible Anarchists are like that... and you almost never see
the Anarchists. Such notorious cells as the Cadre and the Order of the Bloody
Hand are known throughout the city for their acts of terrorism and murder
against the Harmonium and other symbols of authority. They act on their own with
full knowledge that if captured they fade an almost immediate death sentence at
the hands of the Triad of Law. However, that's the whole point of being an
Anarchist, a member of the Revolutionary League: your very nature is Illegal. If
you are found out... well, then, you're pretty much guaranteed a death at the
hands of the Mercykillers. The more "peaceful" Anarchists quietly deliver
propaganda or sell disquieting secrets to the highest bidder, hoping to get the
factions to annihilate themselves.
The ultimate goal of the
Revolutionary League is unknown. Each member of the league is a member of a
specific cell of four or five members, and only the leader of the cell has
contact with other at most two or three other cells of the Revolutionary League.
These cells are completely independent of one another, although a few share
common goals among themselves. However, the very nature of the Revolutionary
League is one beset by turmoil and inner strife. They just can't seem to get
along, can't seem to agree, can't seem to focus. If they did focus on one
faction or another, they'd probably be able to begin to topple them, one at a
time. But they can't work like that. Cloak, dagger, independent strikes, by
themselves, relying only on themselves, knowing full well the rewards for
failure. They are the Anarchists.
The Anarchists never just have a
"normal day on the job". Rather, they are always out and about, posing as almost
any of the jobs that members of other factions might take up. However, they
rarely reach positions of high authority, and they usually manipulate their new
positions to their fullest potential too quickly, too soon; they cannot help but
attempt to bring down the establishment and spread the truth to the masses. Some
Anarchists bury their way into the factions, then spread out whatever darks that
they might stumble upon to the highest bidder. Others sell themselves out as
hired killers: but they rarely move to the target - sometimes they'll even show
up at the door of their employer with their knife fully drawn.
In their struggle
for freedom (or destruction), the Anarchists can count on the aid of the
Doomguard, the Xaosmen, and the the Free League. However, the last two ones are
tentative: not even overthrowing the bourgeois swine is always exciting for the
Xaositects and the Free League is too independent to side as a group with any
one faction or another.
Just about everyone
that plans on living a life in Sigil is the enemy of the Anarchists. Even other
Anarchists. The Anarchists are going to have to overthrow every faction in
Sigil, even themselves. This attitude wins them no favors from anyone. The
Harmonium, Mercykillers, and the Guvners have declared that they will not rest
until the Revolutionary League (and all of their associates, in case there was
any doubt) is destroyed. None of the other non-entropy based factions even
associate with members of the Anarchists except in the most dire of
circumstances (that is, when they stand to gain something rather large from the
encounter, like the degradation of their own enemies).