Fate 40k: Pandora Expanse
The Syndicate is a criminal organization run by the Orsini family that operates within the Pandora Expanse. They are primarily based in the Tiberian Tribunate, though they have power bases within many other settled worlds as well. The Syndicate operates protection rackets and strategic investments (“loan sharking”) in numerous systems. They have extensive contacts throughout the Expanse, which allows them to smuggle goods, contraband, people and information to any number of locations.
Each Syndicate operation is typically headed by a member of the Orsini family, if not an entire branch of the family. Members view the Syndicate as an extended family, to whom loyalty and fealty comes first. Even those who contract the Syndicate are viewed as being part of the family, though obviously members with strenuous obligations.
The Syndicate have significant presence on Pandora Station, with an entire section of the Concourse “bought out” by loyal tenants. The aqua-farms of Ceres in the Pandora system are also a product of Syndicate investment, and as such often serves as a safehouse for the organization, in addition to being a general shelter for various refugees not wanting to step foot on the station proper.