Originally, it was a group of twelve German-speaking traction cities who joined together to resist the advance of the Green Storm in destroying all traction cities. The Green Storm were seeming to win until many more cities joined the Traktionstadtsgesellschaft. This led to a stalemate with neither side willing to give. Cities who did not join the Traktionstadtsgellschaft often sent money or supplies to help in the war, and also profited from selling the alliance weapons. The cities agreed not to prey on each other until the war was over, though some less-ethical towns such as Harrowbarrow continued hunting for prey as they thought the Traktionstadtsgesellschaft would turn them soft.