402 is the main player characters’ cabal. It was formed and formally created by Holmes in Fall 2008, following its members destruction of the Odarian Sect. The cabal uses the eponymous Room 402 at the University as its sanctum and headquarters, as well as the group’s cabal name..
The cabal’s original name, Dishonored Dissention was derived from a joke that Cacudeus and Holmes made about them being like younger versions of themselves, the members of Honored Ascention. They later realized that the name was very underwhelming, and chose their current name.