For the factions, the best way to stay in the Lady’s good graces is to run part of the city. This is something most factions try to do, though some are more successful than others. A Guvner believes in laws, so it’s a lot easier for him to work the courts than, say, an Anarchist, who doesn’t believe in the system at all.
Now, no faction fully trusts another, no matter how noble or trustworthy their goals might seem, and everybody wants a play in the game. That’s why the city offices are so divided. The Doomguard doesn’t want the Harmonium to have the final say, and the Guvners and the Xaositects both have different ideas about what’s good for Sigil. The solution, then, is for every faction to have a role. Some are official, like the Guvners’ control of the courts. Others, like the Anarchists’ refuge for the unfit, fill a needed but unrecognized role in the city’s life. Each of these parts is defined below. Only the Outsiders are left out; the poor Clueless have no real role in Sigil’s life.