There are things in this world that don’t belong. Objects with impossible properties, or creatures so wrong that their existence is a strain on reality. These are known as anomalies. Many are hidden in plain sight, concealing their otherworldly nature with simple guises. Others are isolated, far from the reaches of mankind’s curiousity. But they can’t stay like that for long.
Anomalies are as powerful as they are inherently dangerous. The wrong person stumbling across a deadly artifact, or awaking a slumbering monstrosity, could bring about the doom of an entire continent. For this reason, the Crimson Hand exists. They are dedicated to hunting down anomalies and getting them out of the hands of the oblivious masses.
Nobody knows how anomalies come to be, or where they come from, or what purpose they serve in this world. Rumors float down to the active members of the Crimson Hand that the anomalies they recover are stockpiled and studied by the world’s greatest scholars in an effort to understand their true nature. If they’ve discovered anything, it would seem that they haven’t revealed that knowledge to anyone else.