The Orgata secret police. They also wield bureaucratic power and influence Orgoreyn’s government.
Sarf Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness
The timeline below shows where the term Sarf appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
After the lunch, Ai drives home with Shusgis. Ai asks about Sarf, which is apparently an Internal Administration bureau investigating forgeries, unauthorized travel, and similar minor crimes.... (full context)
...suggests to Obsle they communicate with Ai’s spaceship, but Obsle claims the radio, run by Sarf, would block or falsify the transmission. Estraven can see the tide is turning, and knows... (full context)