The Duchess and her cabal belong to the Gracious Order of Accord, and as such it is considered the ruling order. The order was originally an ancient kalashtar psionic order. It currently consists of three cabals: the Duchess' Midnight Cabal. the Cliffside Cabal detailed below, and the Undying Seal, to be described soon.
Cliffside is the northeastern-most portion of the city. It is the section of the city closest to the mountains, and in that region the city is all built on steep hills and plateaus. Most of the criminal elements of Diamond City reside in this district. The barons of Cliffside Cabal are all crime lords, and their membership in the Gracious Order of Accord pushed that order into the ruling position it currently enjoys. The strength of the crime lords is such that the cabal was able to gain a seat on the Noble Council, a situation that many other councillors wish to reverse.