Seekers of Lore
In his exhaustive treatise on metaphysics, Hadrael of Mysallanin mentions in a footnote that the Silent Whispers “seem similar to the Niltami”. This is a bold assertion that I suspect most readers will pass over, as it is but a single sentence of a much longer work.
I agree with Hadrael that the Silent Whispers must be spirits. Morthellus provides corroborating evidence in Speculations Regarding the Deflection of Amorphia in Laniros. Though we have no evidence that proves the Silent Whispers are evil, they could easily be more circumspect than the Niltami. Evil need not be obvious.
I posit an alternative explanation developed while researching my article on the Conjury of Illaster. Illaster’s personal journal indicates that someone assisted him with the conjuration that destroyed the Alabaster Fleet. He never provides a name or any other details regarding this “person”. Furthermore, eyewitness accounts of the ritual mention a thunderous laughter that rose in concert with the summoned wind, and then moved out to sea with the storm.
My theory builds on the conclusions of Treaty of the Jesophs. I previously claimed that the Niltami and Jesophs were natural allies. I now assert that the Silent Whispers are the enemy of both. It then becomes eminently reasonable for one of the Silent Whispers to aid Illaster in the demise of the Jesoph Sorocles, and then to laugh in triumph as the ritual concluded.
It would be dishonest of me to claim this as conclusive proof. But it does suggest where we might find further evidence of the Silent Whispers. We must examine the foes of the Concordists and Jesophs, for they may well have unseen allies.