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Athar
Factol: Terrance
Aliases: Defiers, The Lost
HQ: Shattered Temple (Lower Ward)

They believe that the powers are frauds.

Believers of the Source
Factol: Ambar Vergrove
Aliases: Godsmen
HQ: Great Foundry (Lower Ward)

They believe that life's a series of tests; if you pass enough of these tests, you get reborn into a higher form until you reach a whole new level of existence.

Bleak Cabal
Factol: Lhar
Aliases: Bleakers, The Cabal, Madmen
HQ: The Gatehouse (Hive Ward)

There's no meaning to life; there's no point to anything.

Doomguard
Factol: Pentar
Aliases: Sinkers
HQ: Armory (The Lady's Ward)

They believe everything's falling apart, they promote entropy.

Dustmen
Factol: Skall
Aliases: The Dead
HQ: Mortuary (Hive Ward)

Everyone is dead; in order to understand and attain the purity of death, you must let go of your emotions.

Fated
Factol: Duke Rowan Darkwood
Aliases: Takers, Heartless, Coldbloods
HQ: Hall of Records (Clerk's Ward)

Life is survival of the fittest.

Fraternity of Order
Factol: Hashkar
Aliases: Guvners
HQ: City Court (The Lady's Ward)

Once you know the rules of the universe, you can manipulate them to your advantage.

Free League
Factol: None
Aliases: Indeps
HQ: Great Bazaar (Market Ward)

They believe in a berk's freedom to do, say and think whatever they please.

Harmonium
Factol: Sarin
Aliases: Hardheads
HQ: City Barracks (The Lady's Ward)

They believe that imposing law and order on others will make the universe a more perfect place. It just happens to be their law.

Mercykillers
Factol: Alisohn Nilesia
Aliases: Red Death
HQ: Prison (The Lady's Ward)

They punish the law-breakers, to the extent of breaking the "lesser laws" of mortals to upload the "True Law".

Revolutionary League
Factol: None
Aliases: Anarchists
HQ: Numerous secret safehouses in Sigil

They believe that the factions are evil and wrong, and they work to destroy them.

Sign of One
Factol: Darius
Aliases: Signers
HQ: Hall of Speakers (Clerk's Ward)

They believe that the universe revolves around the individual.

Society of Sensation
Factol: Erin Montgomery
Aliases: Sensates
HQ: Civic Festhall (Clerk's Ward)

You don't know the truth until you've experienced it.

Transcendent Order
Factol: Rhys
Aliases: Ciphers
HQ: Great Gymnasium (Guildhall Ward)

Thought and action must become one in order to exist in harmony with the universe.

Xaositects
Factol: Karan
Aliases: Chaosmen
HQ: Hive (Hive Ward)

They believe in total randomness and unpredictability.

General Faction Benefits:

In addition to the specific benefits described in each entry, all factions have certain common benefits, the rewards of belonging to a group. Being part of a faction has rewards that go along with the philosophy. Some of these are particular to a basher's outlook on life, like a Dustman's pact with the dead, but nearly all factions have some rewards in common.

The most obvious of these benefits are the fellowship and sanctuary of the faction headquarters. This is more than just a meeting hall, although it serves for that, too. Most faction headquarters provide services for the needs of the followers as well.

Information. There's a lot of dark about the planes. Where to find portals in Sigil, where those portals lead, and spell keys for the different planes are just of few of the things a cutter needs to know before setting out on an adventure. Some of this a body can pick up from the chant on the streets, or maybe buy from a traveler in a shady tavern, but a berk never knows when some sharper's going to bob him with forged information. It's much better to go to one's faction headquarters for what a body needs to know. Sure they charge - nothing's free - but they don't cheat their own.

Employment. Most factols figure it's bad advertising when their members are unemployed too long. Looking shabby and poor doesn't attract that many new followers, and out-of-work partisans can create all sorts of trouble. It's pretty common, then, for the faction headquarters to keep an ear open for potential jobs.

Planars know that troubles can often be solved by taking them to the right faction. Got problems with undead? The Dustmen are probably best for the job. Somebody escape the slippery claws of justice? Tell the tale to the Mercykillers. For a cut of the profit or some up-front jink, a fellow can get connected with a potential employer through his or her faction headquarters.

Healing. Another common practice of the factions is to keep a few like-minded clerics at their headquarters. Most factions believe in taking care of their own, so the clerics are there to provide healing, lift curses, cure diseases, divine secrets, and perform other nonadventuring tasks within their power. It costs - and it can cost a lot - but at least the service is reliable.

Miscellaneous. In addition to these services, there's a host of little things a faction can do. There's advice, companionship, spare beds, and occasional hot meals. A headquarters ain't an inn, though, so don't expect to set up shop there. A night or two is tolerated, but after that a berk had better find some jink and get himself a proper room. There are also some things that won't happen at faction headquarters. They're not in the business of loaning money or gear, especially not to adventurers. Oh, a lot of factions are rich, and some maintain sizable armories, but that's for their own emergencies. They won't attack other factions, either - at least not directly. Most factols aren't too keen on seeing a bloody creed war waged in the streets of Sigil, except maybe the Xaositects and the Doomguard. Factions don't interfere with the government of Sigil, either. In fact, some of them are part of that government, but a body can always find advice on who to garnish and how much to offer. Finally, factions don't send out rescue parties. Get in trouble out on the planes and a berk's on his own - unless, of course, he's got something the faction really wants.