Tsang Wuqiong, the August Emperor of Jade, the Infinite King
Some sovereigns prefer a different sort of tax from their subjects - whether freely given, or taken by force.
Victorian Ladies used to use their decorative fans to communicate simple messages to their lovers while chaperones or husbands watched. These messages include "Yes", "No", "We've been discovered", "When can I meet you", etc. An Assassin's League of women could easily use this secret language to their advantage, sending messages to each other in hopes of reaching their target at a crowded ball.