In Iron Rent
Nine Pawns, but only three remain: the White King, the Black Queen, and the Black Bishop. The chess theme endears them as harmless old fools to most, but underneath lies an uncertainty. Of all the cabals in Berlin, the Nine Pawns are known to be the eldest, and the most powerful. Yet, they have never elected their own councilor, refuse all titles and duties in the Gemeinderat, and are not even known to maintain a sanctum. One may always be found in a certain park, hovering over a chess table, waiting for someone to play. The creed and protocols of the Nine Pawns have never been stated, and the potent magic they must be capable of lies inert and fallow, waiting whatever trigger must set it off.