Blades in the Dark
The North Hook Company
This grand, old-fashioned estate house is headquarters for the oldest surviving shipping and naval exploration enterprise in the Imperium. The North Hook Company has a massive fleet of trade ships and is considered by many to be merely a private front for the Ministry of Transport, which has official claim only over the commerce of the electro-rails. No one knows for sure, since enemies and rivals of the company (not to mention overly curious journalists) tend to disappear.