"I'll never forgive you!" "This'll teach you!" "It's all your fault!" Illucius would shout whatever maledictions came to mind as she sank her blade into her victim. There was not an iota of anger in her voice. And yet a fleeting hint of emotion would flash across the iron maiden's face whenever she made a kill. "So this is hatred," she murmured to herself, a slight grin illuminating her fine countenance. She had at last learned how to feel.
Illucius probably derived from masculine name Lucius of Latin origin and negative prefixe il-; from latin word Lux (gen. lucis), meaning "light" (verb lucere "to shine").
Assassin a person who kills someone (such as a famous or important person) usually for political reasons or for money.
Artwork by Choi Won Chun (Doo).