Knights Without Solace
The Rounder Cartel
A group of criminal go-betweens who control the lucrative “black businesses” on the Wheel. Approximately 50 men strong, with a fleet of two heavily-armed freighters and ten Z-95 Headhunters to enforce their will in space, the Rounders fight a continuous shadow war against criminal cartels large and small, all of whom seek to wrest control of crime on the Wheel from them. The Cartel is headed by an enigmatic figure called “The Senator”, who most assume is the famous Simon Greyshade.
Specifically immune to the investigations of the WSL, the Rounders control contraband and criminal operations hired on the Wheel, though they always avoid crimes as extreme as assassinations, terrorism, slavery, and similar dirty business. A significant amount of time is spent quashing such business conducted by other syndicates on the Wheel without the Senator’s permission. The Senator’s main enforcers are Praay Secrund, Gerrsharrkal and Cres Linshuld who, respectively, represent the Senator’s personal interests, hunt down and “prosecute” those who go beyond acceptable boundaries, and keep the Rounders holdings secure.