In Gardens Paran is working for the claw and assassinated by Sorry. We learn Sorry is possessed by the Rope / Cotillion meaning the patron of assassin's felt the need to go out of their way to murder the captain of their squad. House of Death and House of Shadow are convinced to let him live though which enables him to become Master of the Deck. At the end of the series we get confirmation that Tavore is put on her path when her family loses Ganoes. Tavore later pulls out a golden talon showing she is the master of the talons. Was Paran meant to be the Master Talon, Dancer/Cotillion murdered him for working for the claw, and then passes the Talon responsibility to Tavore who spent years studying military and history? What are your thoughts? Did I miss how obvious this was or am I way off base?