Guardians of the Stars
“The Brotherhood” is a crime syndicate that spans much of known space. They see each other as a large extended family and the original core group were existing crime families. However like the mafia before them, they present an outward face of legitimate enterprise, though never under their own name. They do however have an open presence in the Hod system were they can operate openly as long as they don’t cause problems for the ruling families.
The Germanitatem have a small fleet of ships to aid them in kidnapping and slavery/prostitution activities.