While many welcome the quest for peace and technology that enriches life and allows for such aforementioned hive organisms to exist, not all peoples accept the intent of the Helix Hegemony and the organization faces insurgents in pockets all over the world. In an attempt to ease relations between the Helix Hegemony and those that oppose it and add to the allure of the organization, agents are sent out regularly to provide help to local people in need, acquire useful technology and acquire more genetic material in the hopes that a particular genetic combination will allow Node hosts to find physical common ground with outside civilizations. These agents are referred to by a numbers of nick names, Receivers, Retainers, Mediators, but are officially titled Intercessors, a term used to refer to someone that acts as an intermediary. They are essential to forward the ends of the Helix Hegemony, and their line of work is extremely risky. Given that individuals can die and come back looking completely different, Intercessors are encouraged to find an accessory or means of consistently visually identifying themselves. As not everyone is fond of their organization, they are discouraged from using the official Helix Hegemony symbol unless in amiable contact with a local civilization.