SWORD: The Secret World Order for Retribution and Destruction.

A fictional organization which frequently appears in Assassins' Guild games, SWORD is devoted to ruling the world. Failing that, some elements of SWORD are perfectly happy destroying the world. SWORD is nominally led by Warlock, although the cell organization often leads to confusion in the ranks.

SWORD is opposed in its efforts by SHIELD, a United Nations agency headed by Gauntlet.