The Heroes of Astoria
The Crimson Hand
A multinational crime syndicate that deals in extortion, kidnapping, murder, spying, and information. Its members are spread out all across the known world in the attempt to keep tabs on everything as well as having hidden bases for all of their underhanded operations. They usually leave a severed bloody hand of their victims to make a statement for those who have wronged them, or as a warning for others not to cross them.