The following contains spoilers concerning the role of the Crimson Gavel in Dynasty: Origins. Please do not read if you do not wish to be spoiled.
The Crimson Gavel is a criminal empire equivalent to a mafia. It is run by 4 families, which have differed over the years. It has gone through various leadership changes, establishing about 200 years prior to the events of Dynasty: Origins.
The Origins of the Crimson Gavel
The origins of the said mafia empire are often debated and speculated.