|Notable Members:|| Brother Jeremiah |
|Allegiance:|| Clave |
The Silent Brothers are a powerful group of all male Shadowhunters. To strengthen their minds, they have taken upon themselves the most powerful of runes known to Shadowhunters. However, the process mutilates their appearance. They are among the most feared and dangerous Shadowhunters. They are so powerful that they even scare other Shadowhunters.
The Infernal DevicesEdit
When Tessa Gray was saved from imprisonment of The Dark Sisters, the Silent Brothers were called upon to examine her and determine what she was. Though at first, everyone thought that Tessa was a Warlock, the Silent Brothers said that there was no proof of this except for her strange power.
When Charlotte Branwell and Henry Branwell were put under trial for the mistakes made in Clockwork Angel, they were given a fortnight to find Axel Mortmain. The Silent Brothers and The Iron Sisters were at their disposal. Brother Enoch was seen with Charlotte, giving her the records of the reparations. Also, they told Charlotte that she was pregnant.
When Charlotte tells the Consul where Mortmain is, he refuses to believe her, so she sends out a letter for a call-to-arms to all Shadowhunters asking for help in the battle at Cadair Idris. Some of the Silent Brothers reply by coming to her assistance, notably Brother Zachariah, who is in fact Jem Carstairs.
The Mortal InstrumentsEdit
City of BonesEdit
The Silent Brothers are first encountered by Clary Fray when she is trying to discover what had happened to her memories. Therefore, in an attempt to discover what she seemed to have forgotten, Clary was brought to the Silent City in front of the Silent Brothers who planned to help her regain her memories. The Silent Brothers managed to sift through her mind and discover that someone had cast a spell, blocking her memories. They couldn't break it without killing her. However, they did discover a name: Magnus Bane.
City of AshesEdit
When Jace Lightwood is sent to the prisons of the Silent City, he is placed in a holding cell. Then, he hears screaming. The Silent Brothers were attacked by Agramon, on the orders of Valentine Morgenstern, and all that were present in the Silent City at the time were killed. The Mortal Sword was stolen.
City of Fallen AngelsEdit
The Silent Brothers are again called upon to help discover what was attacking Jace's mind. They revealed that, when Jace was brought back to life, it was like he was reborn. Therefore, none of the enchantments that are placed upon a newborn Shadowhunter were in effect. They therefore had Jace stay in the Silent City so they could prepare the rituals.
City of Lost SoulsEdit
The Silent Brothers are Archivists. They keep the records of the Nephilim within the confines of the Silent City in which they reside. They are duty bound to assist Shadowhunters in their quests to defeat the forces of demons. They are not fighters in the way that other Shadowhunters are. They constantly do everything in their power to learn more.
Primarily, The Silent Brothers are archivists. They keep extensive records of all Shadowhunter transactions and operations. They hold the histories of the Nephilim within the confines of their Silent City. They keep the information on all recorded cases of reparations within their archives.
Additionally, the Silent Brothers keep exhaustive records on all members of the Clave. They have knowledge of all Shadowhunters. Their records even stretch so far as to knowing the Shadowhunters since the beginning of the race.
They are also the keepers of Maellartach, the Mortal Sword.
Known Silent BrothersEdit
The Silent Brothers usually cover themselves with heavy hooded robes the colour of parchment and with an intricate runic design along the hem and sleeves in the colour of dried blood. Underneath the robe they have bald heads that are as white as eggs. They have no eyes, just indents where they had once been. Their lips are crisscrossed with a pattern of dark lines that resemble surgical stitches. Their skin is as thin as parchment paper and inked all over with runes.
- Mind reading: The Silent Brothers posses the ability to read minds. They can sift through the minds of those around them and extract information.
- Destroying minds: It is said that the Silent Brothers have the ability to crack a man's mind and send him into madness if they so desired.
- Runes: The Silent Brothers are able to draw powerful runes on themselves, this however, mutilates their bodies.
- Stele: The Brothers use a stele to draw runes on themselves and to enter the Bone City.
- Staff: The Brothers also have unique staffs made for them by the Iron Sisters that they use for fighting.