Phantom Assassin

phantom assassinThrough a practice of foretelling, the Sisters of the Veil, an order that considers murder a sanctified part of the natural order, select children for upbringing. The Veiled Sisters recognize targets through meditation and oracular expressions. They accept no treaties, and never seem to hunt targets for political or mercenary motives. Their killings bear no relation to any identifiable agenda, and can seem to be entirely random: A figure of immense power is no more likely to be eliminated than a peasant or a well digger. Whatever outlines the killings may contain, only they know it. They take care of their victims as sacrifices, and death at their hand is regarded as an honour. Raised with no individuality except that of their order, any Phantom Assassin can take the place of any other; their number is not known. Perhaps there are many, perhaps there are few. Nothing is known of what lies under the Phantom Veil.