The Hush is essentially international magical police – and they’re fairly scary.

Here’s what Katie has to say about them in Half-Shell Prophecies:

The MythosThe Mythos refers to six of the Seven Peoples of the Earth, ... does have magical police. They look different from world to world, from country to country, kingdom to kingdom, and People to People. But across worlds, across dimensions, over all government and jurisdiction, law enforcement takes only took one form: the Hush.

The word originally came from some ancient word meaning sweeping or keeping clean, but over time, it morphed as words do—and at least in English, included the finger-to-the-lips gesture of silence.

The Hush scared the crap out of me.

Yes, there are other self-policing groups out there; mess with the SinaaShapeshifting people who resemble jaguars. Like selkies, the... of South America or the ZimwiA shapeshifting being from Kenya, the Zimwi are people of th... of Kenya and you’ll find out really fast just what kind of justice they serve. But the Hush are inter-world; they’re multi-government, legally empowered across the board, committed to the single purpose of making sure the humans don’t know we exist.

The Hush are very organized. They accept anyone from any background, regardless of past or ancestry, and proceed to strip them of their personal identity to make perfect police. They usually do NOT err on the side of grace; they’re also rarely wrong, though when they are, it’s pretty much impossible to overturn a conviction.

Of note, members of the Hush are generally above reproach in every way; think of them as lawful good. Salis KamialfaodSalis Kamialfaod is a half-troll member of The Hush, and the..., a half-troll recruit, is one of its more typical members.

Lord-General Ramses Al-Benumm tá OmanRamses Al-Benumm tá Oman is a member of The Hush. He had a..., on the other hand, is somewhat less typical, as NotteName meaning: Night (Italian - he picked that one) Other na... ensured Salis would find out.

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