Ireland and America made use of many Operatives during the Hunt for Silas Nadir. 250 Live Operatives were hired by the Irish Sanctuary during the Theatre of Shadows Crisis to track down Silas Nadir. Other Remote Agents assisted behind the scenes.
The Supreme Council recruited Operatives such as Regis and Foe's gang to perform tasks for them. Others, such as Aurora Jane were recruited from their own Sanctuary (her's being the American Sanctuary).