This is a secret society of people concerned for freedom and liberty of all sentient beings. They work together to right wrongs by other groups and individuals who would infringe on another's natural rights. They trace their beginnings to the time of the "turn" before the change of everything on this world. It is said that the most valuable possession of the society is an original copy of the founding documents of a place from before the "turn" called the U.S.A. a place, according to those documents where all people were respected as individuals with a sovereignty of their own, each and every one.
die Bürgerwehr is always looking for new agents and members of the society. One does not petition to join. If the Society wants you, they will invite you to become an agent, a contractor so to speak. If they feel an individual is worthy, they will extend an invitation to join and become a member of the Society with all of it's benefits and responsibilities. One can choose to not join if invited. Free and voluntary association is highly regarded among the Society.
die Bürgerwehr is represented by someone in the position of "General Contractor". It is this General's duty to represent the Society in all negotiations and conduct the business of the Society with the approval of the "Congress" which consists of all Society members that have achieved a certain status level relative to their trade or class.
Most people don't even know the Society actually exists. Of those who have heard of it, most consider it a myth.