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The Characters - V

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STORY (m)=mentioned only, Bk=TW Book


Prositute Ilsigi

Streetwalker with a baby daughter who once plyed her trade along the docks with the sailors there. She was once the playmate of Lalo's oldest daughter but was raped and forced into poverty. She sometimes has glass beads tidied into her hair, which can be hennaed, blonde, or her original Ilsigi-dark colour.

At around twenty-two she has found employment in the Aphrodisia House. Because she has a child, she is often looked up to as a mother figure by the other girls.

The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn [Bk3]

Mirror Image (m) [Bk5]

A Breath of Power [Bk6]

Quicksilver Dreams [Bk12]


Nursemaid and handmaiden Ilsigi

The daughter of Lalo and Gilla, employed as a companion to Lady Kurrekai at the palace. She now looks after the Beysa's little daughter, Cha-bos. She often has to sew the children's ravaged clothing and calm her tantrams.

Mirror Image [Bk5]

A Breath of Power [Bk6]

The Color of Magic [Bk7]

Lady of Fire [Bk9]

Seeing is Believing (But Love is Blind) [Bk10]

The Vision of Lalo [Bk11]


Fisherman Ilsigi One of the old fisherman who had been around as long as the Old Man. A Gift in Parting [Bk3]

The Lizerene

Healer / Magician /Goat-herder Lizerene

A little man from the Order of Lizerene, a humble order devoted to the study of healing through sorcery. He wears a threadbare robe because living with goats does not encourage the wearing of finery.

His patients have included the weaponsmith Balustrus and Jubal. He uses his goats for his magics, transferring the patient's wounds to to them. His healing talents do lend to the cosmetic, often leaving his patients with twisted remnants of muscles and exposed lengths of bone. While Jubal's knees are healed, many years are taken off his life and makes him look twice his years.

Exercise inPain [Bk4]
Steel [Bk4]


Servant / prostitute(?) Unknown Girl at the Lily Garden.

Night Work [Bk12]


Nobleman Unknown Came to Strick with the problem of bad breath. Told he needed to clean his teeth more. A finely dressed man with a big belly.

Spellmaster [Bk9]

Old Vomit-breath

Nobleman Rankan

Unpleasant, ugly cousin of the new Emperor Theron. He sees himself as a play critic and after a performance, raped the leading lady, Sashana.

For revenge, he was kidnapped, taken to the House of Whips, stripped naked, put in stocks and Lalo painted his "true" portrait, which now hangs in the prince's closet for "safe keeping".

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]

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Last Revised: August 2002.