Along with the Imperial Faction, the Patriarchal Faction was one of the two major political blocs in Kooluk politics. It was run by the organization known as the Central Committee, comprised of all non-Imperial Faction officers, save for those of truly low status.
Compared to the Imperial Faction, which tended to drive national policy for the Empire as a whole, the Patriarchal Faction's influence was strongest in internal affairs. As the tension between the two factions grew into outright political instability, the Imperial Faction's losses in the Island Liberation War laid the seeds for a coup d'etat to be planned by Iskas.
Members of the Patriarchal Faction
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 534