One hundred years ago, the Merchant Council outlawed burial of the dead within Ketterdam city limits after the first major outbreak of the plague.
The Shu scientist Bo Yul-Bayur sent a sample of his new drug jurda parem to the Merchant Council and requested asylum in Kerch. The Council agreed to help Yul-Bayur defect, but he was killed in a skirmish at the drop point.
- Members of the Merchant Council use a purple wax seal on their documents and letters.
- Zemeni, Kaelish, and Suli people are not permitted to own land in Ketterdam or hold positions on the Merchant Council.