Beside silence, there is a lot of strength in dissonance. Also, atonal qualities are promising.
Silence can be seen a couple of ways - offensively (your words cannot reach me ... or your allies) and defensively (I am at at the center, devoid of distraction).
Dissonance seems more of a reaction - trying to drown out something.
An atonal quality does seem to try to step beyond the expected - a quality I would expect in some of the followers of the Red Goddess. I would think atonal adepts would frustrate and delight Imperial authorities - their tactics might be very effective, but won't be able to be duplicated.
I would think that non-Western cultures would have some deities who reflect these qualities.
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