The power of the Duke’s purge of the Bosses still echos and the underworld roils in turmoil.
All of the main underworld power structures have been smashed, but it cost the Duke. The Watch has been hurt in the ambushes while the armies are needed at the borders. The old informants don’t know what is going on because no one does.
The chief made men of old Bosses are dead or are now gathering troops and looking around. Oppurtuinity abounds, the coves are looking for leaders still and flocking to anyone standing up.
People seek to find what is going on and who is going to arise from the ashes, while staying out of the eye of the Duke.