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Sic semper tyrannis.

—THE MOTTO OF THE SYNDICATE, MEANING "THUS ALWAYS TO TYRANTS" IN LATIN.


The Syndicate is an underground organization started by Technoblade and Philza on January 18, 2021.[1][2] Members of the Syndicate promote anarchy and wish to diminish tyranny in all its forms. The Syndicate's base is located in the arctic north near the homes of Technoblade, Philza, and Ranboo. Its meeting room is in a stronghold and features immovable end portal frames, although the members of the Syndicate are unaware of their true nature (though Ranboo has some suspicions), and use it as their meeting table.

Syndicate members

Members

  • Technoblade: One of the founders of the Syndicate, codenamed "Protesilaus."[3] He is given the task of recruiting members for the Syndicate.[4]
  • Philza: One of the founders of the Syndicate, codenamed "Zephyrus."[3]
  • "Harpocrates": An unknown member who was not present for the first meeting of the Syndicate. Technoblade has stated that he would rather not reveal his name until he feels comfortable.[3]
  • Nihachu: Joined just before the first meeting, codenamed "Nemesis."[5]
  • ConnorEatsPants: Joined after the prison break, no codename yet.[6]

Former members

  • Ranboo: Joined just before the first meeting, codenamed "Lethe."[3] Was killed by Awesamdude on November 28, 2021.
  • Apollo: As a joke, Technoblade said that one of his dogs that teleported to him just before the prison break was part of the Syndicate. The dog was codenamed "Apollo."[7] Died to Awesamdude.[8]

Codenames

Each member of The Syndicate is expected to choose a codename for themselves. As a callback to the end of the Manberg vs Pogtopia War and Techno's speech on Theseus, the codenames generally are characters from Greek mythology.

Codenames
Member Codename Notes
Protesilaus A Greek hero in the Trojan War - Despite knowing an oracle had foretold his death at Troy, he was the first Greek warrior to step ashore and consequently the first to fall. He was able to kill a number of Trojans beforehand. This name is also important due to Protesilaus's cult of worshippers after his death.[9]
Zephyrus God of the West Wind, and one of the four seasonal Anemoi (wind gods). Often depicted with a pair of wings.[10]
Ranbooskin.png Ranboo (deceased)
Lethe Greek spirit of forgetfulness, oblivion, and concealment. The River Lethe was a river in the Underworld that caused you to lose all memory upon touching it. According to myth, this river flowed through Hypnos (the God of sleep)'s cave and induced drowsiness.[11]
Nemesis Goddess of divine retribution and revenge. She showed her wrath to any human that would commit hubris, arrogance, and selfishness, and was considered a remorseless goddess. She would often lead mortals to their doom as pay for the bad things they had done.[12]
Unknown Harpocrates God of silence and secrets; the Greek interpretation of the Egyptian god Harpa-Khruti (Horus the Child).[13]
Apollo (dog, deceased) Apollo God of music, poetry, art, prophecy, truth, archery, plague, healing, sun, and light. Although it is said he is the God of more than that, not everything was recorded.[14]

History

Recruiting

Technoblade was tasked with finding members for their new faction. He began searching the ruins of L'Manberg when he received a message from Niki, inviting him to her city as she had heard he wanted to talk. The two spoke about anarchy and Technoblade talked about how impressed he was because she burned L'Mantree. Niki declined his offer to join him in anarchy, because her goals were currently different from anarchist ideals, but she said that it was tempting. Technoblade left her and said that he wasn't going to ask people for a while, as he thought Niki would be great and if he couldn't convince her, he probably couldn't convince anyone else.

First Meeting

The first meeting was held on March 6, 2021, and was attended by Technoblade, Philza, Ranboo, and Niki.[15] During this meeting, Philza revealed the meeting room and its features like the meeting table (made out of an end portal that cannot be activated), the secret entrances and exits, the qualities of the room, and the ender pearl stasis chambers. The meeting room is located in the stronghold under the ocean near Technoblade, Philza, and Ranboo's bases. They discussed the following:

  • The Egg and the Eggpire: Brought up by Phil, they discussed their preference against the Eggpire and their personal experiences with the egg. Technoblade suggested talking to people not directly involved with the egg. Phil said that there is the possibility that the Syndicate would have to make an "omelette," referencing the new sub-faction "Pro-Omelette."
  • Snowchester: Technoblade brought up rumors of a new nation forming in the snowy forest to the west of L'Manberg. Niki confirmed his suspicions and the members agreed that they would have to investigate if it was a government.
  • Tommy's death: This fact was brought up by Ranboo. All members (except for Ranboo) agreed that it was virtually impossible for him to die, and that they were not convinced he was dead. This suspicion turned out to be correct; Tommy had been revived by the time the meeting took place, but the Syndicate was unaware of this until Tommy left Pandora's Vault six days later.

Investigating Snowchester

After the events of the first meeting, the Syndicate set out to investigate Snowchester. Upon arriving at Snowchester, the group met up with Tubbo, who gave them a tour of Snowchester. Tubbo told them that Snowchester was not a country, but simply an isolationist and militaristic colony. Tubbo also showed the members of the Syndicate the nukes, and when the group asked why Tubbo would need nukes, Tubbo cited that it is simply for self-defense. This made the Syndicate extremely suspicious of Snowchester. However, since Snowchester had not done anything with the nukes, they accepted the self-defense excuse.

Techno's birthday

On June 1st, the members of the Syndicate met up at Technoblade's cabin to celebrate his birthday. They set off a few fireworks, joked around, and ate some cake. Philza decided to tell the members about Wilbur's revival which surprised both Techno and Niki, as well as upsetting the latter. The four of them talked about how Schlatt's return would be even worse. They also brought up Ghostbur, which caused Niki to freak out, but the others managed to calm her down. They then started to talk about the new risks of governments popping up.

Whilst Technoblade left to talk to someone, Phil told Ranboo about "her", a woman that allegedly helped grow a forest that had recently sprouted near the cabin, although the contents of this conversation are unknown. When Techno returned to the others, the group continued celebrating his birthday. Phil then showed the other Syndicate members the training area under the cabin. When Phil asked who Techno was speaking to, Techno briefly talked about it, although he didn't mention who he talked to or what they were talking about in great detail. Most of them didn't persist although Niki assumed it was Wilbur because the person 'sounded like someone with empty promises'. The members then decide to just party and forget about it for the time being.

Niki starts to distrust the members of the Syndicate for not telling her of Ghostbur or of Wilbur's potential revival sooner. She wonders if everything she had done with them had been for nothing because now Wilbur would retake the spotlight and manipulate her again.

The Jailbreak

TBA

Manifesto

Technoblade wrote and signed a manifesto[16] during the creation of the Syndicate; copies of a copy (this is done to prevent cloning of books because you can not make a copy of a copy of a copy) are distributed to each member, who is expected to keep it secret. It reads:

Page 1

This Syndicate is formed to serve as a network for fellow Anarchists to meet, exchange information and cooperate in the mutual pursuit of Anarchy and the fight against Tyranny.

We shall have no Leader; no Member shall be compelled to act against their will.

Page 2

No Member shall reveal information about the Syndicate to outsiders.

Technoblade shall serve as the Recruiter to induce new Members into the Syndicate with Approval from a majority of Members.

Armory

  • Enchanted netherite armor and weapons - The members of the Syndicate are known for their resilience and dedication to mining; they've achieved much from grinding levels at experience farms and are some of the most efficient netherite miners on the server. Each member has full enchanted netherite armor and weapons.
  • Withers - Technoblade provides the Syndicate with a large arsenal of 40 withers, as he had been grinding wither skulls before L'Manberg's annihilation and still possesses a large reserve in his ender chest.
  • Tridents - Each member of the Syndicate is equipped with a riptide trident for mobility, and some members have an impaling trident as well.
  • Totems of Undying - The Syndicate holds several Totems of Undying obtained from Woodland Mansions.
  • Miscellaneous - The Syndicate has many potions, bows, crossbows, enchanted golden apples, ores, and more that makes them one of the most powerful factions on the SMP.
  • Hound Army - Technoblade has an army of hounds that he had developed prior to the Doomsday War.
  • Rosie- Philza's naturally spawned pink sheep

Foreign relations

Foreign relations
Faction Relation Notes
Dream SMP
Relationship SlightlyNegative LargePixelArt.png Neutral/negative
Whilst the founders of the Syndicate have had good relations with Dream in the past, the Syndicate is a separate organization that does not share any goals with the SMP. It's also worth noting that Technoblade mentions a "kingdom" when talking about his reasons to form the Syndicate, most likely referring to Dream SMP. Due to this passing mention, it is relatively safe to assume that the Syndicate and the Dream SMP have a negative relation with each other.
Eggpire.v2.png Eggpire
RelationshipExtremelyNegative LargePixelArt.png Very negative
After seeing a poster with the message, "Answer its call, join the Eggpire", Techno said that it sounded a lot like a government. Later, Techno and Ranboo encountered Badboyhalo and the Egg, but they were able to resist its call. They were there when CaptainPuffy started 'Pro-Omelette', and Ranboo later returned to the Egg to vow to destroy it.

At the first meeting of the Syndicate, Phil brought up the issue of the Eggpire, and the members agreed that it sounded tyrannical and would need further investigation. Technoblade attacked the egg and Eggpire at the Red Banquet, as the members deemed the Eggpire against their goals of anarchy.

Snowchester.png Snowchester
RelationshipNeutral LargePixelArt.png Neutral
Mentioned in the first meeting, Technoblade and Phil heard rumors of the mysterious colony that had formed after the Doomsday War, founded by L'Manberg's former leader Tubbo. They met with Tubbo on the same day, questioning their beliefs and organization. The Syndicate members seemed quite impressed with the community, as they were a "colony" formed only as a safe haven to protect themselves from outside threats. Technoblade later voiced his concerns of Snowchester based on their use of nuclear weapons, but decided to just keep his eye on the faction as it didn't seem as if it was doing anything exceedingly tyrannical.

Trivia

  • The motto of the Syndicate, "sic semper tyrannis", is also the Virginia state motto which means "Thus always to tyrants" and was shouted by John Wilkes Booth after he shot Abraham Lincoln and jumped off the president's box to the stage. The phrase's origin is sometimes attributed to Brutus, one of the participants in the assassination of Julius Caesar.
    • It suggests that bad yet just outcomes should - or eventually will - befall tyrants.
  • The Syndicate HQ was designed by lujoBoy.
  • Wilbur has heard of the Syndicate, as indicated when he briefly mentions it during his first stream after his revival. However, he never explains how he had heard of the Syndicate.
  • There are Syndicate outfits for each member made by carrot_gardens on Twitter (formerly carrot_sprouts).[17] These skins were requested by Technoblade himself.[18] Whether or not these skins will be used is still unknown.
    The Syndicate Outfits, made by carrot_gardens on Twitter

References

  1. Technoblade (January 18, 2021). "forming a secret organization" (VOD).
  2. Philza (February 2, 2021). " *Archive* Jan 18, 2021 pt 2" (VOD).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Technoblade (March 6, 2021). "First Meeting [Dream SMP]" at 39:01 (VOD).
  4. Technoblade (January 18, 2021). "forming a secret organization [Dream SMP]" at 1:11:17 (VOD).
  5. songofecho [Nihachu] (March 18, 2021). "Niki's Syndicate codename" (Clip).
  6. Technoblade (November 28, 2021). "JAILBREAK [DREAM SMP FINALE]" at 1:25:37 - 1:29:22 (VOD).
  7. Technoblade (November 28, 2021). "JAILBREAK [DREAM SMP FINALE]" at 12:51 - 15:25 (VOD).
  8. Technoblade (November 28, 2021). "JAILBREAK [DREAM SMP FINALE]" at 1:01:17 (VOD).
  9. wikipedia.org - Protesilaus
  10. theoi.com - Zephyrus
  11. wikipedia.org - Lethe
  12. wikipedia.org - Nemesis
  13. wikipedia.org - Harpocrates
  14. Apollo - Wikipedia.
  15. Technoblade (March 6, 2021). "First Meeting [Dream SMP]" at 36:40 (VOD).
  16. Technoblade (March 6, 2021). "First Meeting [Dream SMP]" at 9:14 (VOD).
  17. carrots [@carrot_sprouts] via Twitter (March 9, 2021): "🎵 the syndicate is looking for a couple new friends🎵 (all of these were inspired by @/TheElliPelli 's wonderful art!) @Technothepig @Ph1LzA @Ranboosaysstuff @Nihaachu @niartchu #technofanart #ranboofanart #nihachufanart #philzafanart #dsmpfanart (skin links below!)"
  18. carrots [@carrot_sprouts] via Twitter (March 8, 2021): "LMAO he figured it out. it was a skin making question thing"
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