I have a character, who is part of a unique arm of the law, higher than the city guard.
This isn't a secret arm of the law; in the universe in which my novel is set, the characters of my book are already aware of what it is and how it fits in with the current law enforcement.
How do I go about explaining to the reader what this arm of the law is?
I'll give you a run-down of the scene.
My character is in a bar where he's just caused some trouble. Once the place calms down, the barmaid turns to him and says "What's a member of the Inner Circle doing in my bar, causing trouble with my patrons?"
I'm thinking about perhaps drip-feeding this information to the reader via the prying barmaid to allow the reader to figure the Inner Circle out for themselves. However, I'm worried that it'll sound forced.
Also, how do I ensure, using this method, that all my readers, whoever they may be, extract the right and same information from the explanation?