Led by Umbra Tear, the creator of the Oresses, Umbra's Alliance is considered - especially in the RPverse - to be the "villains" of the Test Reality. They take most of the initiative in Competitions, wasting little time in getting to the killing. The truth is more complex than bloodlust, though, at least for the core members. Umbra simply seeks to end the Competitions as quickly as possible to minimize suffering. Playing the part of the villain and not being morally picky with her recruits just makes it easier for the other Tested to stomach fighting against her.