OOC Santos One of the most prominent cities in Pheraxis other than the capital, Santos is primarily inhabited by members of the Syndicate. Of course, nobody would know that just by looking at it. The practitioners who live here are smart enough to practice their craft in secret or in the company of the Syndicate. One could say that Santos houses the Syndicate's headquarters, but that would imply that one knows where, exactly, the Syndicate's headquarters were. As it happens, the Syndicate's headquarters are in Santos, but the exact location is known only to Artemis Rathgart and the Syndicate's members. Santos was covered in a light rain, with hints of sun poking through the cloud cover. It wasn't enough rain to warrant staying inside, but most of the inhabitants of Santos were indoors anyway. Artemis was in the library underneath his house, searching for a book on restorative alchemy one of the Syndicate had requested. The library was part of the Syndicate headquarters, but it was Artemis' personal collection and he didn't let anyone go near it. He allowed the members of the Syndicate to check books out, however, and this was one of those times. After finding the correct book, he left the library and made his way through the stone-wrought halls of the Syndicate headquarters. It was a little primitive compared to the clockwork contraptions of the surface world, but the once-abandoned underground hideaway was the perfect location for a secret society of persecuted practitioners. Artemis made his way through the halls, passing by a few of the common rooms that were unsurprisingly full of people. During the day, the headquarters were populated by several practitioners from all over Pheraxis, but at night only a few remained. After turning down a hall, Artemis found where the person he retrieved the book for was studying. "Here is the tome you requested. Peruse at your leisure." He spoke, placing the book on the desk and turning to leave for his own study. Garibaldi was growing in power, and Artemis needed to find a way to counter it quickly and efficiently. "And hopefully without resorting to allying with those abhorrent Inquisition dogs." he muttered under his breath, though he knew that this war would not be won without a bit of brute force. Artemis shuddered to think he was actually considering working with the group that had so relentlessly hunted down practitioners like himself. However, Garibaldi was a threat to all of Pheraxis, while the Inquisition was a nuisance at best. If Artemis couldn't come up with a way to remove Garibaldi from power, permanently, then he would have to make arrangements to meet with the leader of the Inquisition. A dark day that would be, indeed.