The Mord-Sith, also known as evil birds, are an elite group of highly skilled women dressed in red leather. Their training makes it hard for a confessor to "read" them. A confessor's touch is deadly to a Mord-Sith. Once confessed, they only have a limited amount of time before dying. Any magic used on a Mord-Sith can be deflected back at the caster 10x as powerful. Mord-Sith also have the power to resurrect dead humans with (the breath of life).
A Mord-Sith is selected at a young age to begin their training. They are struck by an agiel as part of their training. Eventually, the girl will "break" and that is when her training is complete. Once completed, they are told to kill their loved ones to prove to their Mistress that they are no longer innocent. After they prove their loyalty, they are to serve Darken Rahl and