As soon as Krix finishes Interlude 14.5, his readers would like to remind him of Gestation 1.3, where he said, “The Protectorate is a superhero team confirmed!…I probably sounded rather silly when I theorized about them being a sinister big brother type organization running a dystopian society or something, didn’t I. :P”
Hah! Yeah, that did actually come to my mind after I finished that session, though I forgot to mention it.
They’re not quite that, but their affiliation with Cauldron certainly brings related connotations to mind. 😛