Secret Society

Similar to a medicine society, except that the group's existence is kept secret, not just its internal workings and operations. Many secret societies have nefarious purposes - political overthrow, religious practices considered heretical or repulsive, etc - but others are simply at odds with the local Powers That Be. For example, in the xenophobic Iron Brotherhood, the benign Friends of Jerrald operate in secret.

Most secret societies use covert signs, marks or gestures to identify members to one another. The Friends, for example, may scratch the letter "J" on their belongings or on a road-side stone, or "accidentally" slip a "J" into a written document to hint at their presence.

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