Squires are tongueless humans in the service of Nicodemus Archleone, and absolutely loyal to him. They first appear in Death Masks.


Two ranks are distinguished: lower-ranked Brothers, which are still provided with their tongue and can talk, and higher-ranked Squires, tongueless and mute. A brother is promoted to squire by having his tongue bitten off from his mouth.[1]

In the seriesEdit

Death MasksEdit

Main article: Death Masks

In Death Masks, squires are introduced as goons and bodyguards for Nicodemus Archleone. They behave standoffishly and in complete silence. Nicodemus explains that their tongue is removed; this, however does not appear to necessarily deter potential recruits.[2]

Skin GameEdit

Main article: Skin Game

In Skin Game, one of them, Brother Jordan, welcomes Queen Mab and Harry Dresden to the conference with him, and is promoted to Squire; Deirdre is tasked with biting off his tongue.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Skin Game, ch. 3
  2. Skin Game, ch. 21