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That’s right, an employment agency for mercenaries. Because that's how wars are set up, through staffing agencies.

We do not murder. We do not execute. We do not massacre. We never, you may be very certain, we never torture. We have no truck with crimes of passion or hatred or pointless gain. We do not do it for a delight in inhumation, or to feed some secret inner need, or for petty advantage or for some cause or belief; I tell you, gentlemen, that all these reasons are in the highest degree suspect. Look into the face of a man who will kill you for a belief and your nostrils will snuff up the scent of abomination. Hear a speech declaring a holy war and, I assure you, your ears should catch the click of evil's scales and the dragging of its monstrous tail over the purity of the language.
No, we do it for the money. And, because we above all must know the value of a human life, we do it for a great deal of money. There can be few cleaner motives, so shorn of all pretence. Nil mortifi, sine lucre. Remember. No killing without payment.
And always give a receipt.
Dr. Cruces of the Ankh-Morpork Assassins' Guild, Pyramids

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The Boatman's Market
One does not buy boats here, nor hire boatmen. At the Boatman's Market, one bids on murder. Cloaks and masks are provided.

Boss won't get off your back? Girlfriend won't stop nagging you? Did that fuckstick Tiffany sell you a bullshit dagger that broke almost immediately despite the fact you spent half your goddamned Col on it?! Have you considered... murder?

If one wants to engage a Faceless Man, one visits the House of Black and White and pays the price. As for what that may be, those who have paid it rarely speak of it. For make no mistake, from the moment the Faceless Men accept your offer, the man you named is dead, though he does not know it. Perhaps not that day, perhaps not that year, but soon and inevitably. Many would say you are as much his murderer as if you'd swung the axe yourself... just as many would say that's the point.
Tycho Nestoris, Game of Thrones
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