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The Ash Hides
The Ashe Hides came to rise as a power when the hobgoblin dervish, Savuntri, took over as the Supreme General of Aries Kraul over fifty years ago. Though they recently lost that privilege to the Tar Fist brood, the Ash Hides still have considerable influence in the city’s politics. The Ash Hides have the most power in matters of Aries Kraul’s slave labor, and many Ash Hides are government slavers.
Supreme General Ash Hide is best remembered for his work in single-handedly reinventing Aries Kraul’s economic system from the ground up. Most notably, Supreme General Ash Hide reworked the entire system of slave labor. He made labor slaves property of the government, improved their working conditions, and offered freedom and citizenship as an incentive for loyalty and diligent work.
Today, the Ash Hides honor his deeds by offering honorary seats in the brood for slaves of strong will and great skill at their work. The brood boasts a number of human and shifter ex-slaves among their number, working as craftsmen or warriors loyal to the bloodline. The policy has created a shift in the Ash Hide brood between slavers and ex-slaves, but it is a division that favor the slave-sympathizers, and the Ash Hides have a strong following in the lower-class districts of Aries Kraul.