Of Swords and Honour
The Lotus moves behind the scenes of even the most secret espionage circles. How long they have been in operation and who they work for is one of the greatest mysteries. However they’re effects are felt far and wide.
They are secret dispensaries of justice, quietly spiriting those who have sinned far away – where their screams won’t be heard and their bodies won’t be found for some time. To the uninformed observer they appear to be random torturing and murders, however when someone looks closely it can be discerned that all their victims are guilty of many terrible crimes. How they divine these terrible sinners is unknown although they are always sure to leave a confession, signed in the victims own hand and stamped with the seal of a lotus near the body of their victims.
Rumour has it that they secretly work for the Shogun or the Mikado, however this link has never been proven. To the general populace they have become known as the Lotus Inquisitors due to their seal and methods.