Hands of the Agency
The Hands of the Agency are comprised of adventurers from the freshest neophyte to the most epic of heroes. Except for a few rare exceptions, most Agency operatives begin in the Hands and gain enough notice from one of the other divisions that they are requested to transfer. Some accept, others choose to remain in the Hands and become lifers.
The Hands are organized into Squads, each consisting of up to five Agency members. The Squads are assigned a position based on the order in which they joined in addition to some minor stratification based on their performance within the training exercises. Advancement occurs through both mission success and Squad casualties.
In addition, the Agency occasionally holds a series of spectator events designed to allow Squads to face off against each other for both fame and rank. Winners of these events are often requested by those hiring, resulting in more advancement opportunities for the popular Squads. These spectator events also serve to draw more travelers and merchants to Gold’s Landing, a side-benefit which all Argentians approve of.