Originally a member of the Therin Collegiate, he came to Camorr and began to build his reputation. Prior to his rule, there were over a hundred warring capas. In under four years, Barsavi had killed all competition and assumed complete control over Camorr's underworld, with every gang answering to him alone. Garristas were required to give him a percentage of their proceeds each week, or else risk a rather uncomfortable demise. Any deaths within the Capa's gangs had to be purchased from him, and in return Barsavi would give the garrista in question a shark's tooth, known as a death mark. Barsavi orchestrated the Secret Peace with Duke Nicovante, which would protect members of the nobility, government officials, and members of the watch.