The Proteus Cabal, known simply as The Cabal, were an organization of Therianthropes (Shape-Shifters) that banded together to resist the rising Hunters back in the Age of Classical Antiquity. Their main goal is to unify all species, under the Members individual leadership, into a unified front from which they would wage war against Hunters for dominance on the Earth.
Their founding members have recently awakened from a long hibernation, and are in the mood to recruit into their ranks.
- Proteus is the "Wise Man of the Sea" and the god of "elusive sea change", which suggests the constantly changing nature of the sea or the liquid quality of water in general. From this feature of Proteus comes the adjective protean, with the general meaning of "versatile", "mutable", "capable of assuming many forms". "Protean" has positive connotations of flexibility, versatility and adaptability.
- A Cabal is a group of people united in some close design together, usually to promote their private views or interests in a church, state, or other community, often by intrigue, usually unbeknownst to persons outside their group. Cabals are sometimes secret societies composed of a few designing persons, and at other times are manifestations of emergent behavior in society or governance on the part of a community of persons who have well established public affiliation or kinship.