Secret inquisitors only answering to the Inner Sanctum's orders, the agents were authorized to use any means necessary, even deadly force, to take down corrupted members of the Order. Deadly enforcers acting as an independent morality police force of one man, very few individuals wore the title of Black Cross across the centuries. The Bolden family counted many holder of the title.
By 2013, there were no longer any Black Crosses, with Albert Bolden being the last one. However, Juhani Otso Berg believed that due to the troubled times the Order was experiencing during his era, it would probably be useful to revive the feared branch.