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The Red Hand was a criminal organization led and founded by Audun, Grigorii and Ingeborg, members of the Order of the Ancients who operate as part of the Wardens of Law sect during the 9th century. Operating under the monkiers of The Vault, The Needle and The Firebrand respectively, their primary goal was to destabilize Jorvik and replace King Ricsige with one of their own.
Each member held high ranking positions within the council of Jorvik, allowing them to use their influence to perform the activities discreetly without arousing suspicion.
During the 870s, The Firebrand censured and burned texts they deemed dangerous, the Needle funded the organization by seizing goods as they passed through Jorvik's ports, and the Vault oversaw operations and planned to poison both the local nobility in Jorvik's council and King Alfred during a Yule festival. Despite their efforts to control the region, their plans were thwarted by the Viking shieldmaiden Eivor Varinsdottir of the Raven Clan, who hunted and killed them at the request of her Hidden One ally, Hytham.