Rise of the Guardians
The Hand is an ancient organization formed to protect the world of Eroind against the forces of evil. Anything regarding the founding of The Hand has long been lost in the annals of time. It is a secretive organization which prefers to subtly influence the course of History from the shadows. However, Over the course of recorded History, The Hand has stepped into the light to take extreme action in order to avoid catastrophic events. Amongst the Commoners of Eriond Few have ever heard of The Hand, Those that have only in hushed whispers or in the Stories told to scare little children into behaving. In reality, The Hand is controlled by some of the most Powerful and influential people in all of Eroind. It is often the case that these people carry this responsibility in the utmost secrecy, even from their closest of advisors and friends.
Many of these powerful individuals prefer to employ talented individuals to carry out tasks which they cannot.