The Emerald Scroll is a cabal in Boston currently gaining power and challenging the dominance of the Stone Assembly. Members of the Emerald Scroll are predominately Guardians of the Veil, and use a network of secret societies such as the Freemasons and the Order of the Golden Dawn to exert a great deal of influence in Sleeper society. This has led to the accrual of a great deal of influence in Boston, as many prominent institutions are dominated by members of the Scroll’s secret network, while the Stone Assembly has always operated outside of mortal society.
This, coupled with the Scroll’s willingness to admit females and non-Anglo-Saxon members, has led to rapid growth for the cabal, while the Stone Assembly has been shrinking for decades. Newer cabals also view the Scroll’s outlook on membership – at once more modern and, in the lights of Atlantean history, more traditional – as more welcoming, garnering the Guardians some approval that might otherwise not be forthcoming.
That said, some don’t forget that the Guardians of the Veil take it upon themselves to police mages and magic. The Free Council, in particular, is quite vociferous about the idea of secret police running rampant through Awakened society. One cabal, the Dead Wrens, has in fact begun spreading disinformation among the Sleeper membership in the Scroll’s many secret societies, creating a false labyrinth that undermines the Scroll’s powerbase.