The Syndicate's roots lie in the kingdom of Alterac, one of the human nations that were part of the Alliance of Lordaeron.
The Syndicate is mostly a human criminal organization which originates from the former kingdom of Alterac. It is based in Strahnbrad and operates primarily in the Arathi Highlands and the Alterac Mountains, although a few small encampments are scattered in the Hillsbrad Foothills.
Created and formerly lead by Alterac's former king, Aiden Perenolde, they currently have two known leaders: Aiden's son Lord Aliden Perenolde, who directs the Syndicate's actions in the Alterac Mountains from Strahnbrad; and Lord Falconcrest who directs Syndicate actions in Arathi Highlands from the semi-abandoned fortress of Stromgarde. Perhaps Lady Beve Perenolde, daughter of Aiden Perenolde, plays an important role too.