To most of its members, and society at large, the Hellfire Club is merely a respectable, upper-class social organisation principally devoted to giving spectacular parties where members of social, economic, and political elite could meet unofficially to discuss matters of mutual interest, and to forge political or business alliances.
However, there exist a super-secret upper echelon of the Hellfire Club membership called the Inner Circle, unknown to society and the majority of Hellfire Club members, whose subversive members engage in a conspiracy to dominate the world through the accumulation of economic power and political influence. Members of the Inner Circle hold positions named after chess pieces to denote their standing within the organisation.
The Hellfire Club Inner Circle now comprises of humans with 12 year-old billionaire, Kade Kilgore as the Black King. Kade eventually had members of the Inner Circle killed.