Nobilis: Seasonal Flux
Lord Entropy founded the Cammora in 1342 to provide mortal service to the Powers. At the time, influence in the mortal world was a battleground, with Sovereigns losing their lives to those who coveted secular power. Authority in the prosaic world is a wonderful tool, and those who had it were the most likely to ruin an Excrucian Breakthrough, earning the mystic strength for their own Imperator. On October 3rd, 1342, Lord Entropy called up the Lethe Wind. In an exercise of the sheerest magical might, he swept away the bonds between the human power structures and the Powers – from every mortal pawn, he took the very memory of their masters away. The geases on them shattered.
Within a day, he had built the Cammora from the criminal lords of Europe, from the ministers and bodyservants of Kings, from the ghasts that fed on plague victims and the corpses of hanged men, from the highest priests of the religions of the world. He bound them all into his service, with the first promise ever given them: that he would lengthen the span of their days into centuries. To the Powers, Lord Entropy proclaimed that the Cammorae were “invisible to law.” A crime they commit is no crime at all. Whatever a Power hires the Cammorae to do is also no crime.
Always, when the Cammora acts on a Powers behalf, there is a price. They haggle shrewdly. For minor things, a single Cammoran seeks a personal favor, given either to themselves or to someone else in the organization. For a major effort, a Power must give a gift to the Cammora as a whole. With the magics the Cammora has been given over time, it has maintained its hold on the arteries of society and its place in the halls of the rich. A Cammoran can get you nearly anything you want, if you can pay the price – and if you can stand their methods, which are often cruel.