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 +The Ghueri are Epiphyte'​s vigilante justice force: a combination of sheriff'​s posse, neighborhood watch, and lynch mob.  They protect most of the citizens from street crime. ​ That doesn'​t include the aristocracy,​ who can hire their own security force. ​ Likewise, they don't enforce their views of morality in the bars, the opium dens and the bordellos. ​ They focus on protecting homes, businesses, and people on the streets from robbery and assault.
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 +Organized crime on Annyrion is centered in Annyrion City.  Traditionally these criminals have viewed Epiphyte as a place to vacation, or to "lay low" while the heat is on them.  It was also a source of drugs that they could smuggle out to Inaria and other places where they are considered contraband (unlike in Epiphyte itself). ​ As long as they didn't commit crimes in Epiphyte, nobody cared overly much about what they might have done elsewhere.
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 +I posit that the fighting began when the organized crime bosses tried to set up shop in Epiphyte. ​ All it would take is for some of these goons to go around trying to shake down the local merchants for protection money..... ​ Next morning, the goons are found hanging from lamp-posts, and the battle is on.  The aristocracy would probably not get directly involved: as long as the mobsters bribe them sufficiently,​ they'​ll look the other way.  At the same time, the aristocrats are too canny to overtly ally themselves with outsiders.
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 +About piracy in Epiphyte: ​ 7th Wave was just setting up a HQ in Epiphyte when the blockade was placed. ​ They weren'​t already established there, so you can't really say AC was acting in response to 7th Wave.  Although, there may have ICly been other pirates already there before.... ​ It's attractive to pirates for the same reason it attracted mobsters: as long as they didn't commit crimes in Epiphyte, they were welcome and could move about freely.
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 +After the AC places a blockade, everything changes. ​ The aristocrats,​ the Ghueri *and* the Kemetic priesthood all see the blockade as a threat to their way of life, and join forces. ​ 7th Wave endears itself to them all by running the blockade. ​ The mobsters . . . I dunno, probably lay low and wait for it all to blow over, unless somebody has a better suggestion for them.
  
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