Few on the Dark Council are even aware that there is another layer of power between themselves and the Emperor: a mysterious group called the Emperor's Hand. These men and women work entirely behind the scenes to carry out the Emperor's most secret orders. They alone are in constant contact with their master and know his true purpose. Through the power of the dark side, the Emperor's thoughts are theirs, and their wills are his to command.
The Hand does not involve itself with the Empire's day to day workings. Its members are not pawns to be sacrificed or slaves to serve anything less than their master's grandest design. The Emperor's Hand only moves when it is time to strike a decisive blow.