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


Bazaar Vendor Ilsigi

A sweetmeat vendor in the Bazaar, popular with the vendors as well as buyers. He sells his pastries to other Bazaar-folk at a fraction of the price to others. A good friend of Illyra and Dubro.

Also a seller of Enlibar oranges when they are in season.

The Face of Chaos [Bk1]

The Fruit of Enlibar [Bk2]

To Guard the Guardians [Bk2]

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


Beggar Ilsigi One of Mama Becho's eldest boys, from Downwind. Often works as a beggar and limps home some mornings to spend his take at the tavern. A lean, twisted man.

Downwind [Bk4]

Lovers Who Slay Together [Bk9]


Rumour Monger/
Advisor to the Shupansea/
Trade Ambassador

Storyteller and confidant extraordinaire.

Hakiem is an excellent storyteller, a master of his craft. Old and wizened, he is not a threat to anyone and is universally tolerated, at least in the Bazaar and the poorer areas of the city.

However, as his employer Jubal points out, people often forget that one who talks so much can also hear, making Hakiem a valuable spy.

He frequents the Bazaar, selling his stories for coppers to whomever will listen. He can also be found at the large wharf when he is not chased off by the fishermen, who think he steals.

After the arrival of the Beysib fleet, Hakiem became a sort of ambassador for Sanctuary and close advisor of Shupansea, herself, a role he never becomes truly comfortable with.


Introduction [Bk1]

Shadowspawn [Bk1]

The Price of Doing Business (m) [Bk1]

Introduction [Bk2]

The Fruit of Enlibar [Bk2]

Vashanka’s Minion [Bk2]

To Guard the Guardians [Bk2]

Introduction [Bk3]

A Gift in Parting [Bk3]

Introduction [Bk4]

Exercise in Pain [Bk4]

Epilog [Bk4]

Introduction [Bk5]

The Art of Alliance [Bk5]

Introduction [Bk6]

What Women Do Best [Bk6]

A Breath of Power [Bk6]

A Fish With Feathers Is Out of His Depth [Bk6]

Introduction [Bk7]

The Veiled Lady, or A Look at the Normal Folk [Bk7]

Keeping Promises [Bk7]

Introduction [Bk9]

Spellmaster (m) [Bk9]

Introduction [Bk10]

Cade (m) [Bk10]

Introduction [Bk11]

The Power of Kings [Bk11]

Quicksilver Dreams (m) [Bk12]

To Begin Again [Bk12]


Want-to-be-thief Ilsigi With his partner, Ahaz, tried unsuccessfully to roll Hanse who was in disguise as the old man, Skarth. Son of Synab. Got a staff in the family jewels for all his troubles. Night Work [Bk12]


Child Ilsigi Three year old daughter of Masha zil-ineel. Spiders of the Purple Mage (m) [Bk2]




Native thief of Sanctuary and bitter supporter of the lost glory of Ilsig. He has recently returned from a lengthy stay in the north and often has surprising friends and connections, among them Strick and Prince Kadakithis.

A young, superbly skillful thief, often seen in the Maze. He is of average height, is wiry and has dark hair and eyes. He often dresses in dark, nondescript clothing and has a half-dozen or more weapons squirreled about his body.  

A master skulker and slitherer, he can rob from the most vigilant without being caught, but will not fight unless forced to.


The Gate of Flying Knives [Bk1]

Shadowspawn [Bk1]

The Price of Doing Business [Bk1]

Vashanka’s Minion [Bk2]

Shadow’s Pawn [Bk2]

Ischade [Bk3]

The Vivisectionist [Bk3]

A Man and his God [Bk3]

A Fugitive Art (m) [Bk4]

Wizard Weather [Bk4]

Godson [Bk4]

Epilog [Bk4]

High Moon [Bk5]

Necromant [Bk5]

What Women Do Best (m) [Bk6]

Daughter of the Sun [Bk6]

A Breath of Power [Bk6]

Rebel’s Aren’t Born in Palaces [Bk6]

Gyskouras (m) [Bk6]

The Veiled Lady, or A Look at the Normal Folk (m) [Bk7]

Lovers Who Slay Together (m) [Bk9]

Spellmaster (m) [Bk9]

Homecoming [Bk10]

Slave Trade [Bk11]

The Power of Kings (m) [Bk11]

Night Work [Bk12]

To Begin Again (m) [Bk12]

Harash and Hakkad

Warrior twins Unknown Twin brothers from history (twelve hundred years previous) who were said to have donned the indestructible mail armour and slot-fronted helmets of the sorcerer Hast-ra-kodi. They had marched against the wizard-prince Sterl, but their expedition had disappeared during a storm in the mountains - brothers, armour and 3 thousand men all. Goddess (m) [Bk2]

Harmocohl Dripnose/


Ilsigi A good source of local rumour. Helped Hanse in his search for Tempus with information regarding the movement of two certain Hell Hounds. He is partial to Ahdio's sausages.

The Vivisectionist (m) [Bk3]

Spellmaster [Bk9]


Fisherwoman Ilsigi The only woman ever accepted by the fishermen as one of their own. She has a round, fleshy and weathered face.

A Gift in Parting [Bk3]

Introduction [Bk4]

Epilog [Bk4]

A Fish With Feathers Is Out of His Depth [Bk6]



Overworked surgeon for the Stepsons and one-time priest of the nearly forgotten goddess, Siveni Gray-Eyes.

Now part of a fourfold divinity with the goddess, a crippled woman called Mriga and and a small bitch-dog. Siveni is the Ilsigi goddess of wisdom, medicine and defense.

The Hand That Feeds You [Bk6]

Armies of the Night [Bk7]

Down by the Riverside [Bk7]

The Tie That Binds [Bk9]


Wizard Unknown

Famed sorcerer, believed by some to have created two sets of indestructible mail armour.

Goddess (m) [Bk2]


Dancer / Mage-want-to-be Nisibisi

A nisibisi dancer and slave sent to Ischade by the Stepsons; now free. Her one-time apprentice, he betrayed her and became trapped in a warded house with the witch Roxane. He claims he is Roxane's cousin. Finally escaped and crawled back to Ischade for help.

Downwind [Bk4]

High Moon [Bk5]

Necromant [Bk5]

Witching Hour [Bk6]

Hell to Pay [Bk7]

Armies of the Night [Bk7]

Down by the Riverside [Bk7]

When the Spirit Moves You [Bk7]

Power Play [Bk8]

Dagger in the Mind [Bk8]

Children of All Ages (m) [Bk8]

Death in the Meadow [Bk8]

The Small Powers that Endure [Bk8]

Pillar of Fire [Bk8]

In the Still of the Night [Bk9]

Wake of the Riddler [Bk10]

Winds of Fortune [Bk12]


Shop assistant Ilsigi(?) Furtwan's nephew and shop assistant at the Changer's establishment. Would watch Cholly's wagon when the gluemaker is visiting his uncle. A Sticky Business [Bk11]


High Flamen Ilsigi High priest of the temple of Ils. Response for organising the kidnapping of the Lady Danlis and controller of the sikkintairs. A bold, ruthless man who would have been better suited as a soldier.

The Gate of Flying Knives [Bk1]


Jeweler Ilsigi Jeweler of good reputation. Apprenticed Lalo's son Ganner, before the lad was killed during civil unrest in Sanctuary.

Mirror Image (m) [Bk5]

The Color of Magic (m) [Bk7]

A Sticky Business [Bk11]


Gatekeeper Ilsigi

This man and his family control entry into the Governor's Palace. He is the man to bribe if you need access to the grounds, and again to bribe if you'd rather no one else knew about it.

He is Ilsigi, but doesn't much care who goes in or out, as long as he is paid.

A Fugitive Art [Bk4]


Apprentice storyteller Ilsigi

Teenaged son of a fisherman (Panit) and now Hakiem's sometime apprentice. (He's no good at fishing and had originally planned heading off to Ranke to find employment.)

A Gift in Parting [Bk3]

Introduction [Bk4]

Introduction [Bk5]

Votary [Bk5]

A Fish With Feathers Is Out of His Depth (m) [Bk6]

Introduction [Bk10]

Introduction [Bk11]

The Power of Kings [Bk11]


Scrivener Ilsigi

Molin Torchholder's secretary. An Ilsigi merchant's son, born and raised in Sanctuary.

The God-Chosen [Bk7]

Children of All Ages [Bk8]

Web Weavers (m) [Bk12]

Our Vintage Years [Bk12]


Young mother and wife of a construction worker. Ilsigi One of the common folk, with a young daughter. The rebuilding of Sanctuary has meant work for her husband and meat on the table. Night Work [Bk12]

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Last Revised: August 2002.