Calling the Dandies a criminal organization is really giving them too much credit. They are a loose confederacy of thugs self organized and disciplined only by their fear of Samson. They are the first and most hated enemy of the Spectres. The Wardens, including Malek and Sabrine have some history with the Dandies currently unknown to the Spectres. The Dandies are responsible for the death of Malek and for selling Abby back to her parents.
In the weeks leading up to his death Samson had been militarizing the Dandies for war with a cult of monstrous humanoids from Saintsbridge.
Following Samson’s death the Dandies split into three factions. Flora, Cyril and Bradford contending for Samsons throne. When the summit was attacked by the Cult of the Child of Light, Cyril fled with his group, and Flora absorbed Bradford’s group when he valiantly died helping the Spectre’s defeat the cultists.