The Cat's Cradle is perhaps the most subtle of all of the secret societies. Its existence is not even whispered of beyond a small circle. The Cradle is made up entirely of faerie noblewomen (both Seelie and Unseelie) who work tirelessly to ensure the long-term survival of all of the fae. To this end they have secretly broken many laws of the fae, including various terms of the Escheat. All of them are women of power, however, and it is unlikely that they would be harshly punished, even if this fact was revealed. It's possible they work with the approval of the High King. Their two most consistent opponents are the Shadow Court and the Beltaine Blade.
To assure the fae's long-term survival, the Cat's Cradle weaves a complex and arcane web of subtle alliances throughout the fae that it may pull together in the event of a major crisis like the onset of Eternal Winter. In addition, they have made alliances outside the fae altogether. Tentative contacts have been made among the Gallain. Even certain, carefully researched Prodigals are approached. Prominent members of the Cat's Cradle include Queen Mab, Queen Laurel, Countess Anne and the Lady Sierra.