A sum-up of my fictional villain group "Invictus". Founded in the 1860s by the man listed, Invictus aims to propel humannity's development forward using a blend of both established and occult scientific doctrines (a concept commonly called magiscience). They believe that the Fall (where Adam and Eve were cast down from Eden for eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil) of Christian mythology is in fact an analogy of how an unknown event triggered the collapse of ancient and super-advanced empires based in places like Atlantis or Mu - civilization that through the use of magiscience was more advanced than our own.
What makes them bad guys is how they pursue it - when it comes to morals they are pretty apathetic and humanocentric, they have no quarrel with imprisoning, studying or even enslaving supernaural creatures such as demons and dragons, all of it in the name of "advancing humannity".
Backed by the wealth and influence of their chairman - who has been head since the organisation's foundation back in 1863 - along with the secret agreements made by wealthy bureaucrats, CEOs and collectors, Invictus became a deadly and sophisticated underground group. Not wanting to blow theri cover the bulk of their military consists of sworn-in mercenaries and former war veterens along with PMCs hired through a middleman.
Invictus's finest asset however is in its technomancers. Trained for the purpose of utilising and developing the group's techno-magic, technomancers are found in every field from engineering, to fabrication and high end science to field work and are often Invictus's go-to guys for handling supernatural creatures such as Dragons.