The Camonna Tong is the local crime syndicate of Vvardenfell. The group is fiercely opposed to any foreign presence whatsoever on Vvardenfell, and all its schemes are designed to get rid of outlanders. Outlanders are tolerated as slaves only. Though they have proven a strong distaste towards foreigners, they have, on at least two occasions, been unable to pass up the business potential working with foreigners can hold. They have also been involved in the Skooma Trade in at least one instance.
The Camonna Tong, through Orvas Dren, controls Hlaalu councilors in Suran and Vivec. Although House Hlaalu is, on the outside, the most Imperial minded of the Great Houses, major decisions cannot be made unless the xenophobic Camonna Tong explicitly agrees, or unless their connection to the House is broken somehow. The Camonna Tong at one time made secret deals with House Dagoth (Orvas Dren had considerable sympathy towards House Dagoth's ideologies). When the Nerevarine needed the backing of House Hlaalu as Hortator, history does not record whether Dren was bribed, persuaded or intimidated into giving him the Camonna Tong's backing, or simply killed in order to break the Camonna hold on House Hlaalu - although Dren's two chief enforcers, the brothers Ranes and Navil Ienith, were certainly both killed, with both the Thieves Guild and Morag Tong claiming credit for the assassination.