These gloves constantly project a very short-range silence spell, so that anything touched or held by the wearer’s hands makes no sound. Thus picking a locked door wouldn’t make a clicking noise audible to those on the other side, and holding a hand over a victim’s mouth would silence his scream. The silence extends only a few inches, so knocking on a door produces no sound but hammering it down still does.
If the wearer presses a finger to her lips and speaks, no sound comes out, but the words are audible to anyone she chooses in her line of sight (as the message spell).
Pathfinder Module: Tears at Bitter Manor © 2014, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Pedro Coelho, Christopher Dudley, Guy Fox, Sam Harris, Landon Hatfield, Steven Helt, Nick Herold, Shawn Kowalke, Marc?André Patenaude, and Guy Russell.