Note:  Requires ST permission to increase.

Venue:  Any

Police-Ties, Media-Ties, Church-Ties, Nightlife-Ties, Mafia-Ties…

Formerly Influence – changed due to name conflict in code.

This gives you some influence over a group of people.  It is not as strong as Associates or Retainers and the like, though coupled with those it can be very useful.

There is only so much influence to go around so an ST has to make sure that a group is not saturated with control before allowing an increase in this Background.  If there isn’t enough to go around… competition could be removed somehow either by deals made or other methods.