With 20 million card-carrying members worldwide, the Atlantean Foundation is the largest and most successful organi-zation dedicated to the unearthing of ancient artifacts and the pursuit of the secret history of Atlantis. They offer a comprehensive array of educational materials that encompass even the most eso-teric ancient belief systems. In addition, their funding for modern theoretical magic research is first class. Their membership includes academics, field operatives, and public relations specialists, all of whom focus on furthering their research.
That dedication to first class research is also their Achilles’ heel. The Foundation will go to extreme lengths to recover nearly any ancient magical artifact or to gain access to any newly discovered magical technique. While they offer a vast array of information to the public, they conceal even greater resources. Their avarice for magical antiquities is unparalleled. If a shadow-runner has somehow obtained a mysterious artifact, the Atlantean Foundation probably knows what it is, how it works, and is will-ing to provide a generous honorarium for the artifact. Of course, they also probably know where it came from—which could be a problem in many situations.