The Kyanoi, or Blues, are a government-sponsored organization charged with keeping the masses entertained and content. Their ancient contracts, going back to Constantine himself, give them a large amount of political power. The considerable leeway they have in interpreting their rights and responsibilities has led them to shift their focus in the last century to banking, finance and trade. It was through their efforts that long-standing trade agreements with Venice remained in effect following an attack on Venetian property some twenty years ago.
They also have an extensive network of protection rackets throughout the city. Those living in Blue districts know very well that accidents happen far more frequently to those who fail to offer tribute to the Kyanoi.
The Blues are mortal enemies with the Kloroi. The two do not meet often (in public anyway) but when they do blood flows in the streets. Wearing green in a Blue district is a death sentence.