Still, he made a show of checking the two assassins before he let them continue.
Gabriel reached the end of the assassins and turned to gaze at the lake with its souls.
Gabriel took a moment to breathe deeply, unsettled by how quickly his assassins were falling.
The palace acted as a barracks for his assassins, who were trudging in after he ordered their contracts all cancelled.
He had twenty assassins to rescue and countless souls waiting to be claimed.
He flipped to the next page as he emerged near the palace, agitated at realizing he'd get no privacy, not with the hundreds of assassins loitering.
Send half of the assassins to the mortal world.
I've got an army of bored assassins on the verge of killing off the wrong souls.
He sensed the presence of his assassins nearby, relieved a few had made it out of the underworld before the portal disappeared.
Gabe snorted, knowing his assassins were unaccustomed to being challenged by anyone.
Gabriel stripped off his shirt and weapons then his heavy boots, dropping everything into a pile while two of his assassins watched.
The moment one of my assassins hesitates --or starts to care --I make them dead-dead.
The other assassins go nowhere without my permission.
"What we are – were – is of no concern now," he said slowly. The words were harder to say than he expected. He'd gone from Death's favorite – and the only death-dealer serving voluntarily – to just another of her assassins obligated to serve her, after he traded his soul for his best friend's life. Death had done her best over the years to force his human emotions out of him. But she was right.
"There's a secret portal in the underworld, similar to the one here in Hell that allows Immortals to come in and out. It's how I could visit you when you were in Sasha's zoo," Gabe explained. "I couldn't take Katie through the shadow world place, because Death and Darkyn had assassins waiting for me to step foot in there. The secret portal is in Death's palace."
By morning, we'll probably be surrounded by shapeshifting demons and assassins out to get us. I'm tired of playing this game. I'm not going to be helpless anymore.
Gabe and a few other assassins in black fought off hordes of demons. Surprised, Rhyn launched into the melee with his dagger. He slashed through several demons before the creatures realized he was there. Wanting to keep them off balance, he morphed into his demon form and shredded the creatures with talons and fangs as deadly as theirs.
"Inside. Or wherever. She left us to deal with the demons. We've lost five assassins already. I hoped she'd recall more but …" "She's pissed at you."
If I'm not mistaken, the souls of your assassins are more of a personal collection than an official one.
In the meantime, all of Rhyn's Immortals and Death's assassins would be a disorganized mess.
"I recalled all the assassins and put a hold on all soul collections for a week or so," Gabe answered.
In 1864, as the result of charges made against him by the French authorities, in connexion with Greco's conspiracy against Napoleon III., Disraeli, in the House of Commons, accused him of being "in correspondence with the assassins of Europe."
Italian action was hastened by news that, in December 1884, an exploring party under Signor Bianchi, royal commissioner for Assab, had been massacred in the Aussa (Danakil) country, an event which aroused in Italy a desire to punish the assassins and to obtain satisfaction for the still unpunished massacre of Signor Giulietti and his companions.
He was attacked by assassins on the steps of St Peter's and badly wounded; attendants carried him to a cardinal's house, and, fearing poison, he was nursed only by his wife and Sancha, his sister-in-law.
The people, whom he had tried to conciliate, were roused against him; John sent assassins and finally procured an order from Jerusalem for his recall.
To this last class belong the Ismailites (Assassins), q.v., Metawali, Nosairis, Ansarieh, and especially the Druses.
The city swarmed with Spanish adventurers, assassins, prostitutes and informers; murder and robbery were committed with impunity, heretics and Jews were admitted to the city on payment of bribes, and the pope himself shamelessly cast aside all show of decorum, living a purely secular and I.
Da Santa Croce, who had helped to seize Cardinal Orsini, and Troches or Troccio, one of the family's most faithful assassins; all these murders brought immense sums to the pope.
Nor is it surprising that the hotheads among them, fired by the example of Jukic and other would-be assassins of Varesanin, Cuvaj and Skerlecz, should have indulged in terrorist projects.