Originally Posted by KhainiteAssassin
no, an assassin should be able to be 'invisible' which is not the same as dark and Mysterious.
being dark and Mysterious in a crowd full of clowns says "look at me, Im an assassin!"
one must be able to blend with his surroundings to be an "assassin"
I agree with this foundational concept of the assassin. They should be "invisible", not "black". As one looks around a room, the assassin is simply not seen...the eye travels over him/her with nothing to cause the eye to register as "not normal" and stop to look closer. Since the fluff around the DE seems to indicate they tend to attack at night, the assassin would need to blend into the night.
At night, it is not always totally black. There is the ambient moonlight or starlight if the sky is clear or faint lights from fires/torches that the "black" garbed mass of an assassin will show up as a shadow of darkness. Grey, or Deep Red, or a Camo pattern of various greys/reds will fade into the background blurring the assassin's shape and the eye will pass over the dark grey and not lock into it being a dangerous shape, unless the assassin is idiot enough to place himself/herself between the viewer and a light source.
Unfortunately, my work server blocks pics posted on photobucket and other public photo sites so I am voicing my opinion from the context of what others are saying, Midge913. Once I get home and can see the actual pics, I'll reengage and voice a more relevant opinion.
You know, it would be interesting to hear from any military that are a part of Heresy who have been trained in Special Ops and trained to work at night to see what they might have to say....