The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra) is a criminal syndicate that emerged in the mid-nineteenth century in Sicily. It is a loose association of criminal groups that share a common organizational structure and code of conduct. Each group, known as a "family", "clan", or "cosca", claims sovereignty over a territory in which it operates its rackets – usually a town or village or a neighbourhood (borgata) of a larger city.
While we are not associated with any criminal activity, other than allowing guildies to dance in thier underpants in the city and spending too many hours playing computer games, we sought to find a name that would capture the nature of what we wish to achieve here. "Cosa Nostra" ("Our thing") and the references to family, honour and respect underpins our core values as an online gaming group.