The British Empire’s SOE (Stealthy Overseas Executive)
The United States of America’s CIA (Covert International Agency)
The Tsar’s evil Third Section
And the Antipodean ASIO (Australasian Superlative Intelligence Organisation)
…began to field agents the like of which had not been seen before; these Western Ninjas were invisible when they wished to be and lethal beyond compare! Trained in the arts of culture and death these men found themselves in situations that tested them to the limits. They were armed with all the gadgets the latest technologies could furnish. Amongst the more common items they were supplied with was equipment like: quick firing grenade launchers, Multi-barrelled repeating rifles, rose coloured glasses and they all prized their Coal Fibre Vests, these were the latest invention from the Scandinavian inventor Alfred Nobel. The armour was made from condensed coal (AKA Carbon) which protected the wearer better than steel armour at a fraction of the weight. Agents from all countries typically wore long coats so they could secrete their armoury within their many folds and back top hats well because they were fashionable! There was a wild old wives tale doing the rounds at the time that these top hats could be thrown and featured not only a razor sharp brim but the attributes of a boomerang and would return to the thrower The agents always hid their faces with scarves.