Groups, Organisations, and Families
The Councils act as governing body of Braided Shore. There are two Councils – one operating out of New Foundry and, prior to the Kasa incident, one out of Kasa. Below the Councils in hierarchy are the twelve unions, which oversee affairs around Braided Shore.
In the New Foundry Council there are twelve members, where each council member is a representative from one of the twelve unions. In the Kasa Council there are thirteen members – one representative from each of the twelve unions, and the Arch Sefra who leads the Council. Prior to the Kasa incident, people in Braided Shore generally counted on the Arch Sefra for advice – now that the New Foundry Council is Acting Arch Council, people are worried about what their focus on industry and machinery might change.
The Councils have rules and laws, but not everyone follows them. There is smuggling in Braided Shore, people who trade in prohibited goods, and people who try to cheat their way out of paying taxes. Indeed, the Councils and its Councillors are not universally liked, but they are in charge of hearing citizen complaints and requests – which is perhaps a reason for the divided nature of the support they enjoy.