The force that extorted the Red Apple was the Moon Bane, whose members came from the Junk but did not join the Crow because their objectives were different. The Moon Bane attempted to mass-produce the Red Apple by using relevant research results and specimens only to obtain a half success, due to lacking in stability and treatment for that therapy. The Moon Bane utilized, in a different manner from that of the Crossed Hands, the Red Apple they studied and produced. That is, they supplied the Red Apple to other forces via covert trades including munitions, foods or refined SOD and at the same time, they used the products in-house so as to foster a tough band of warriors via the SOD syndrome. The Red Apple trafficking by the Moon Bane encouraged diverse forces to reproduce the Red Apple in huge amounts and the Red Apple thus reproduced brought about a tremendous number of casualties and Sourocky Mutants. The true nature of the Moon Bane has not yet clearly been known. However, it was clear that it never tended to act for the good of the human race. The Moon Bane continued to stimulate significant powers via assassination of key figures, kidnapping, terrorist attacks and the like without disclosing their sphere of influence or their goals.