A portion of Olympus players don't consider cartels a mere event. Fighting and owning cartels is what they do. Cartel fighting is highly competitive and difficult to learn for most. Cartel fighters have an interesting type of culture that is rarely associated with any other portion of the community.
All cartels are located in either the warzone or the peninsula positioned parallel of warzone. New Life Rule (NLR) and Random Death Match (RDM) do not apply inside the warzone or at cartels. Players do not have to engage people inside the warzone in order to kill, tase, or titan them.
Every illegal processed drug on the server can be sold at drug dealers or distributors. Each of those drugs are taxed by the owners of the corresponding cartel. If you sell heroin at a drug dealer, 15% of your profit will automatically be transferred to the gang who owns the heroin cartel. If your gang owns the cartel, you will not pay any taxes. The only drug that cannot be taxed through cartels is Acid, which is also known as LSD or frogs.
When you gang owns the arms cartel, you'll receive a 15% discount on all purchases you make at the rebel outpost. When you make purchases at rebel outpost without owning the arms cartel, 15% of the normal item purchase cost is automatically transferred to the owner.
- =='''Capturing Cartels'''==
Normally, the cartels rotate. "Meth & Weed" cartel will sometimes switch locations with "Moonshine & Heroin". An important thing to not is that, unlike all other cartels, the arms cartel is always in this central location.
1. Credit to Walt, the same person who's quote is featured at the top of this page, for providing the wiki with pictures for callouts.