War In The Hive
Nine major gangs control the lower levels of Hive Tsa and rumors would have you believe their influence may even reach the Crown. Each has at least a small army of loyal members at it's disposal and countless numbers of flunkies and civilians who pay dues to the gang. Their individual influence range several levels, often fighting for control of part of a level against another major gang. These gangs have also resisted numerous attempts at purging by the PDF forces and Guard reinforcements. Several of them engaging in open attacks against PDF garrisons. The leaders of these gangs have been given the classification of Gang Lord due to their near lord like status and influence. Their existence is either tolerated to a degree or hated and actively hunted by Imperial forces but have proven to elusive to remove. The main reason for this tolerance is the current major gangs (with the exclusion of Rot, True Bloods, and Truth) don't express direct hostility towards the Imperium it's self and have on a few documented accounts countered mutant uprising.