Law in Belhaven
The laws of the city were once enforced by a combination of House guards, criminal organizations, and Royal Legionaries. House forces kept rule within their own territories, while various gangs provided protection schemes to those without House protection. The Legions theoretically took precedence over both of these, but stepped in for direct intervention only in the direst circumstances. However, recent reforms by Oligarch Davian included the establishment of the Belhaven City Guard, an official police force independent of any other organization save for the House Royal. While this change is generally popular with those previously victimized by those in power it leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of those who previously provided protection. The loss of income and authority was bad enough, but some now find themselves arrested and prosecuted when they would never face judgment before.