‘You’re ridiculous,’ Darker said as he swept the coat back and around adjusting the fit.
‘I am no such thing. I am merely clever enough to understand that in our profession the appropriate attire, while respectable among the common citizens, is truly not something we should be flaunting. I am more than willing to risk apprehension by the constabulary based on unlawful attire than be observed by members of the public. The college does not, at present, have a stellar reputation with the general populace of the City. They see us as an outmoded form of governmental control.’
‘A fact that is not true in any respect,’ Darker said. ‘The college was founded by members of the City’s upper echelons, that much is true, but it wasn’t done to make use of highly skilled assassins to murder political rivals but rather to bring rampaging noblemen into check.