The Mana War: Part 2
The Verge. They are not a particularly large faction, nor a particularly powerful faction. They are, however, one of the biggest gathering of intelligent men and women facinated by the pieces of Numenera scattered around the southern continent. Thus as time passed, members of The Verge were often on the scene of big discoveries and were able to claim a stake in the finding.
Most recently, The Verge has made a rare solo discovery, something at the edge of the desert. They've put nearly all their resources into this finding, determined to be the sole owners of the find. None of the larger and more powerful factions are happy to have been cut out, but so far have chosen to wait and see rather than risk tearing apart the status quo of how discoveries have worked. (By just destroying The Verge and stealing their find).