"Silences, also called Silents, are preceptors, unique in their ability to manipulate not themselves or an opponent, but ability itself. A trained and talented silence can effectively render a Silver as useless as any Red, essentially removing even the strongest of abilities. Silences are highly valued for their ability, and often guard royalty, while lesser silences serve as prison overseers or executioners. Thee raw blood of a silence is also prized, as it is integral to the formation of Silent Stone." -Veronica Roth, "War Storm" "On Silverblooded Abilities"