The members of the Circle are ascetics who eschew worldly possessions. Adherents of the Circle’s ideology choose to live in poverty, and the nature of their beliefs means that they are often shabbily dressed and filthy from living rough on the streets. Since members of the Circle tend to live as squatters in abandoned buildings that shelter other members of the underclass, they are privy to secrets, street gossip, and idle talk. The Circle has a vast network for relaying information, and they trade knowledge for the coin they use to feed and clothe the city’s impoverished.
They who have nothing possess everything.
Wealth is a shackle that keeps the soul bound and unable to achieve peace after death.
Material goods should be given away freely to those who have less.
Information is more valuable than gold.
Gain wisdom through humility, privation, and suffering.
Operate soup kitchens and missions to ensure that no one in Umberwell goes hungry.
Convey sensitive information into the right hands.
Aid an orphanage besieged by a cruel landlord.
Rescue a captured Circle member from interrogators before they manage to extract an important secret.
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