The Necromantic Cabals
The necromantic cabals are a somewhat united chain of undead lords, surrounding the char and generating the Deadlands through their use of the necromantic arts.
The cabals are an oligarchy; five necromancer-lords represent the most powerful of the order, and they demand fealty from the rest. These five vie for power among themselves, counting coup and warring, slightly, with their undead minions; they stand strong and united when facing the Empire of Twins, however.
Their deal with the Empire mandates that they patrol the Char and guard the Empire from demon incursion. In return, they are provided with luxuries found only in the Empire, foodstuffs, and coin. It is whispered among the common folk that the necromancers steal the human and animal remains from the Pits, and other games in smaller hamlets of the Empire; regardless of popular myth, however, these claims remain unproven.