Whilst I may be asking a very odd question but I have recently bought Hell On Earth D20 (and read The Unity as well as a few other Classic HOE adventures) and whilst reading it through I nodded that there were still ex-Texas Rangers running around and then I actually spluttered in shock as I read that the Agency seems to have disappeared. To quote the wonderful Jo (and the 2ic of the Templars seems to know a thing or two);
The Agents were a small, close-knit group, and I don’t think any of them have survived through today. At least I’ve never heard of anyone totally sane claiming to be from the Agency.
Either the Agency has become so skilled at hiding from people that everyone thinks they are all dead OR they fled to Banshee (I have not got the Lost Colony book yet so that's an option for me anyway) OR perhaps these "mad" men are really Agents in disguise? Or maybe they went mad because They Meddled In Things They Shouldn't Have?
The Marshal Section of the Deadlands: The Wasted West Worldbook states that the final explanation is the closest to the truth (on Page 125) says:
Those few insane individuals who claim to have been “Agents” are actually telling the truth. Something happened in their final days that drove many of them insane.
So something big did happen but it then goes on to say that "we’ll reveal just what that was in a future Hell on Earth supplement."
Perhaps it is revealed in the Hell On Earth D20 Companion (which I cannot find a copy of for love nor money) or it will be revealed in the upcoming and hugely anticipated Hell On Earth Reloaded book?
So, Marshals in the meantime. What do you think?
Have you any suggestions, wild stories or insane theories on what has happened to The Agency after the Last War?
Personally I am all ready to blame Mina Devlin. When you are involved in something as traumatically sounding as the "Second Great Witch Trials" your surviving family have got to harbour some need for vengeance and need for some horrific revenge. And if there is one thing that the ladies of the Devlin brood know how to do is to bide their time to be ready for some exquisitely planned payback. Sending those who wronged her family completely insane? Just seemed like Devlin handiwork to me.