Service of Mr. Bland
Very little is known about the unusual agency that employs burned and hunted agents from all over the globe, and even less is known about its reclusive orchestrator, Mr. Bland.
The Service approaches certain disavowed agents and hunted criminals throughout the world with a one-time offer to join. Those who decline will never see the offer again. Those who accept are mercifully removed from their unsavory situations and pressed into duty, hidden and protected from those who had previously tried to track them down… until they gain too much public attention. The agency rarely, if ever, draws its personnel from agencies with upstanding records.
It is unknown why the Service prefers this style of recruitment, but its assets are almost always experienced field agents and specialists. However, the penchant for trouble in the agency’s lower ranks are high: paranoid operatives who are desperate for safety have sometimes taken rash actions to hurt or expose the Service for their own gain. Such agents simply “disappear”. Beyond the lower ranks, the levels of cooperation are strangely very strong. Senior field agents and above all seem to share a sort of unspoken camaraderie; it is unknown what causes this kind of peculiar strengthening in loyalty.
Mr. Bland: Only the highest echelons in the covert world are aware of the Service of Mr. Bland. From what little is known, Mr. Bland is a wealthy and highly secretive eccentric whose true motivations for operating the agency are a complete mystery.
Control: ARCHON: [CLASSIFIED]
Handler: ORIGIN: [CLASSIFIED]
Asset: HEARKEN: [CLASSIFIED]
Specialist: DIME: The messy supervisor of Requisitions at the Old Ford Factory in Detroit.
Specialist: LIGHTHOUSE: [CLASSIFIED]