One of the best known trade organizations of the Twisted Earth. The Cartel wields influence over much of the former American Southwest. The Cartel was originally nothing more than heavily armed trade caravans (which they still are), but over the past couple of decades they have become a major stabilizing force of the wastes.
The Cartel runs major trade outposts in Styx, Lil Vegas, Midway, the Arid City, Tucumcari, and their capital Kingman Town. The Cartel also travels to many smaller towns and runs many smaller trade outposts. Their control over the trade routes has made the Southwest some of the safest traveling in the Twisted Earth.