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Questions tagged [organizations]

The organizations tag is utilized for questions referring to non-governmental organizations (NGO's). This could relate to charities, clans, guilds, cults or many others. This tag applies to neither religions nor governments as they have their own tags.

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What's the role in a medievial society for people who are magically bound not to lie?

In the prosperous capital of the country where my story is set, undesired babies are discreetly abandoned in the darkest hours of the night on the front door of the guild of Truthers. There, as ...
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Animal motif for an organized horde of bandits? [closed]

There is supposed to be a bandit horde that is very well organized and terrorizes large parts of a province. It was thought that it had an animal motif, which is also its heraldic arms. Now that I'm ...
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Historical or mythological Monster Hunter organization

My search for "Monster Hunter" invariably gives me a ton of results related to the videogame and this is making my research a bit tricky. What I'm looking for is any instance in history of a real ...
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What does a naval ship's hierarchy look like in detail? [closed]

I am having trouble finding a detailed breakdown of the chain of authority on a naval ship. I have been able to find fully detailed charts for Merchant and Cruise ships, but not so much for a naval ...
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Dresses for swordplay?

I've tried to write up a few new styles of swordsmanship for a story I've been planning. I've got a lot of mileage from different sword types and techniques, but have one idea that I can't find any ...
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How to move a prisoner to closed jail, so no one would object or ask questions?

In my world there two kinds of prisons: Nearly all of the prisons follows the same rules, which are quite similar to nowadays Earth prisons. Run by a government's agency, where prisoners are fed, ...
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How to kidnap a person, so the world wouldn't object or ask questions?

In my world there's a company that needs to kidnap a person or a number of persons (reasons are out of scope of this question) and must do this in the way that no one (and I mean: no one) would object,...
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Why is there only one wizard's guild?

The characteristics of a wizard: Spellcasting is very complicated and difficult - a high intelligence is critical to make a success of it. They spend many years studying to master the basics of their ...
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Are amnesiatic drugs the most effective way for a secret organization to remain secret if they get found out?

So, let's say an international secret research institute is trying to prepare for if/when the worst happens and some individual happens upon some bit of information or stumbles into a location that ...
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How can an organization keep prisoners secured who can escape by death and resurrection? [closed]

In my world, there's a small portion of society who are ageless, and resurrect in a distant location immediately when receiving lethal damage on their body. And then, there is an organization of "...
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What is a possible organization in a cyberpunk setting that is equivalent to an adventurer guild in a fantasy setting?

I'm thinking of a cyberpunk world where cities are controlled by mega corporations, not government. Although they existed, they are just mere puppet, controlled by said mega corporations. Of course ...
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How to organize the command structure and payment for Adventurer coalitions?

What is An Adventurer? An archetype of heavily armed vagrant that engage in highly dangerous activities, often in exchange for money. They are common to fantasy fiction and games. Realistically ...
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How to implement a Solar System sports body/federation?

Assume there is a point in time when every planet in our Solar System consists of colonies. Each colony is inhabited with civilians that primarily serve the purpose of its colony. Some colonies may ...
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Can a super-governmental military body like this work?

Setting: In my conworld there is a huge region (let's call it the Midlands) spanning from the northern borealis to the wide green pastures further south, of the northern continent, which is not one ...
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How does the great Shamanic lodge choose which causes and governments to support? [closed]

The Great Shamanic Lodge is the prevailing Order in my world. The Lodge was was founded during the Divine war,and during that tumultuous time was far more militant and possessed a more grandiose name ...
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Organisations that inlcude “Industries” in their name [closed]

I have noticed recently that in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy worlds a lot of organisations include “Industries” in their name e.g. Wayne Industries, Stark Industries, Lunar Industries, Trask Industries, ...
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Developing Factions - Secret Societies

I have a few factions in mind from various nations/cities in my world and even a couple that span the continent. I am having trouble with depth. The groups I have feel shallow and overly simplified. ...