Advent make a very good scapegoat for the other houses really. They take the whole bio engineering and slavery and combined them in a actively displayed way with the drones collecting your trash every day and their monstrous bodies. I would be really easy for someone to go to The Flow and say "hay, see those weird guys, everything you are mad about is totally their fault. Just look at those mad scientist's and their creepy drones, total bad guy material"
I should add some clarification as to what those drones are in the char section, they are basically reanimated corpses rather than living slaves, like my char is, so in a way they are recycling. In their minds they are using the current system to advance humanity, to eventually replace the entire work force with drones and lift humanity beyond what evolution gave them. The dead shall provide for the living and Merkadia shall become a post-human utopia. or that's what they believe they are doing anyway, but they lack focus. Mainly they just tinker in labs making whatever each scientist thinks is a good idea at the time, be they glow in the dark ferrets, snake people, gladiators or giving themselves extra arms. Which is what happens when you give a bunch of mad scientists a research budget and tell them to go make stuff that might benefit Merkadia and the house.
So we have 2 Ideal fueled groups at each others throats, egged on by the other houses so they weaken each other and then the more influential houses tear them apart once using the armed forces once someone takes it to far.
Literally the dynamic we got going on here with the houses is,as I motherfucking. peep the people we got powering up.
The Flow is the populist rising. Pissed at Advent for 2 things: probably costing a lot of common people their jobs, unless you're skilled in one area you're basically screwed when local power decides to hire Advent-and probably a lot are pissed at their dead being taken-
2: they see them as one of the negatives charges. The unguided nature that leads to a hedonist and bio-nightmare merkedaia. This fuels the people.
Advent is probably pissed at The Flow for 1: creating regulations and using the same people to stop them doing what they want in certain areas. It probably frustating as fuck to doing all this work to make life easier then have them reject you because some religion told them you were jerky turky.
2: because they are probably legit organizing people awaringly against them. This probably means that over time, publicly people may be forming better counter attacks to their operations.
Gutshot house is probably pissed at them both. The advent probably will just dominant the whole arena given time with all their work. If they own the arena by proxy, they would become so powerful and rich. That and their expirements are probably used enough times on them too.
They might hate The Flow because they are effectively fighting against the arena and the house system. Which, they may not see as a direct threat but politically is a pain in the ass. It's not unfair to assume that any poor/lower class people they might normall recruit or bribe are turning to this surge too, which makes operations harder.
Necrophage power would probably have beef with everyone: The flow wants to end private militaristic forces. The Advent are probably competing and putting them out of business with bug abominations. Gutshot criminal house is probably the only one they might see as a customer.
The dynamics here:
Flow start to get pissed and militarize. The advents is hired to fight them. Gutshot hooks both of them up with Necrophages units and sells guns to them. Acting as a middle man. Advent trades biounits for weapons because even monsters need guns in a ranged fight.
The flow uprising start doing jobs for Gutshot's in order to help pay expenses and get criminal intel/commit sabotage on advent.
We just gutshot and necrophage houses to be at each others throats for some reason and he basically got a secret civil war.
TL DR: The Flow= The People The Advent= The Tech The Scapaleon= The Espionage/intel Tsargorav= The guns and the solders.
@ScreenAcne pretty good overview. So, until Polybius's house enters the scene we will be using this current assessment/structure as the basis for the RP. Anyone want to throw in some more interesting tid-bits?