Krypteia – New KKK for the New Confederacy
The social/legal structure of the New Confederacy depends upon keeping Displaced Persons (non-white slaves) “in their place’. [Note that, unlike the original Confederacy, most of the population are slaves – descendants of the original “Displaced Persons”].
Part of the system – and an essential part of ‘aristocratic’ training is the Krypteia – a descendant of the KKK
Whenever they think it appropriate, New Confederacy magistrates select young men of the Landowner class and send them out to ‘enforce order’. Many regard this as a rite of passage.
These young men are equipped only with silenced pistols and necessary supplies. During the day they scatter and hide. But in the night, they kill every DP they can. Sometimes, if the magistrates are particularly worried about ‘order’ the Krypteia are ordered to go into fields where the Deepees are working and kill whoever seems to be the strongest.
The Krypteia are also used to ‘disappear’ anyone who appears to be a leader or potential leader amongst the DP population. Bodies are rarely found.