The Silent Sisters is an order of women belonging to the New Ways. They are sworn to the service of the Stranger and have taken the vows of chastity and silence. Silent sisters are sometimes referred to as 'Wives of the Stranger' or 'Death’s Handmaidens'. They are shrouded in grey and keep their faces cowled except for their eyes. One of the silent sisters' main functions is the collection and handling of the bodies of the dead, preparing them for funerals.