|“|| "Each of The Pull rose and bowed upon Lord Sicreet's enterance. Sicreet did not bow, but offered each a perfunctory nod. He swept across the room to the head empty chair.
He glanced at each of The Pull. Stupid fools the lot of them. But they were rich, and they followed him, which was all that mattered."
— Kaycee Browning (Ember Flame, Pg. 21)
The Pull is a group that controls Holdinus, of which Lord Sicreet is the head. The council all believe Sicreet is striving for peace when he is, in fact, working to take over the world for a tyrannical reign. Sicreet does not thing very highly of them.