As a disparate group of 'freedom fighters' there is no set organization to the Rebellion. It is a cause as old as the Crystal itself and its numbers grow and dwindle day-today. There is no one like mindset within the Rebellion, there is no protocol for existence. One usually joins the Rebellion with a simple declaration. With such disorganization it is impossible to construct a genuine militant order, yet the Rebellion does have several powerful and nigh infinite cells. There is no accurate approximation to the number of cells, but a safe estimationwould number in the thousands, each cell bearing anywhere from two to two thousand members. Amongst the Rebellion its strongest warriors (and those fool hardy enough to claimleadership of such a cause) are called the 12 Kings. Though there are definitely more than 12 of them, they take their name from the monarchies of old. If legend is to be believed, modern alterians are a blend of Muhiran, Renovation and Rosinder refugees who settled and mixed with the native populace. Therefugees eventually did away with the monarchies in favor of a republic, before the Winter King came to power. Many within Izral believe themselves to be of native blood and thus look back to the long dead monarchies with a sense of pride.
"Are there really only 12 of them?"
"No, there's more."
"I guess they think it sounds cool?"
The strongest leaders within the Rebellion, each man maintaining control over a cell large enough to be called aKingdom in its own right. Those whose names are known are considered the Masons Most Wanted and bear a sizeable bounty on their head.
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The Merchant Princes
While there can be no doubt to the Rebellion's tenacity, or the shere size and scope of the Masons, hands down the ruling class within Izral are the Merchant Princes. Royalty only in name these are the movers and shakers that keep money funneling in and out of the city, the kings of commerce. Most trade amongst themselves and with foreign powers, but there are those whosell to the Masons, much to the Rebellions displeasure. And there are those who support the Rebellion, earning a death mark on their heads in the eyes of the Masons. Their pragmatism is their greatest strength each of them leaning as needed in order to maintain power. Collectively they possess more wealth between themselves than the entirety of Alterion combined. This level of opulence is not without cost...the people of Izral suffer whilst these Princes grow fat.