A Notable Guide to Thieves' World A Notable Guide to Thieves' World
A Notable Guide to Thieves' World A Notable Guide to Thieves' World
menu ... updates ... sitemap ... who's notable ... email webmistress
novels
novels - original
novels - post-2002
authors
characters
comics
boardgame
rpg
rpg - original
rpg - post-2002
rp info
links

The Characters - S


| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | DEITIES | ANIMALS |

NAME/
ALIAS

OCCUPATION

NATIONALITY

BACKGROUND/
INFORMATION

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

Saliman

Aide Unknown

Jubal's aide and only friend. Chief lieutenant and master of his espionage force. It is Saliman's job to report the goings-on in Jubal's power base, usually in a tireless recitation voice. He is more of a secretary then a warrior though terribly loyal to Jubal. Saliman was once an angry young slave who who Jubal freed.

The Price of Doing Business [Bk1]

Exercise in Pain [Bk4]

Epilog [Bk4]

The Art of Alliance [Bk5]

What Women Do Best [Bk6]

No Glad in Gladiator [Bk9]

Slave Trade [Bk11]

Sambar

Gluemaker's assistant Ilsigi Boy who works for Cholly thr Gluemaker. He is a 14 year old pudgy boy with olive skin and blue-black straight hair.

A Sticky Business [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]

Samlane

Noblewoman Cirdonian Sister of Samlor hil-Samt and wife of Regli. Samlane killed herself and her unborn baby when she thought she was going to give birth to a monster. Said to be a whore by her own brother, she had given birth to a baby girl (called Star) which was fostered out before her arranged marriage to the Rankan lord (who believed he was getting a virgin).

Goddess [Bk2]

Votary (m) [Bk5]

Mirror Image (m) [Bk5]

Inheritor (m) [Bk10]

Samlor hil Samt

Caravan master Cirdonian

Trader from the north and sometime resident of Sanctuary. His sister Samlane died in Sanctuary and his business sometimes brings him back to the city. Samlor now cares for his sister's daughter Star who has unusual powers.

He dresses Northern style in boots and breeches with a long-sleeved over-tunic gathered at the wrists. His sole jewellery is a neck-thonged silver medallion stamped with the toad face of the goddess Heqt. He is a big, broad man with a face sunburnt a deep red.

Goddess [Bk2]

Votary [Bk5]

Inheritor [Bk10]

Sandol

Rug dealer Ilsigi(?) Lalo once painted a portrait of Sandol's wife which he refused to pay full price because he said it made her look fat. He is all "my dear friend" once he hears of Lalo's fame. The rug merchant is as porcine as his wife.

The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn [Bk3]

Sarah

Widow Rankan(?)

Wife of dead Terrel and sister-in-law of Cade. She is an attractive woman with a round face but thin and drawn since the murder of her husband. She didn't know her husband was supplying money and running contraband for the PFLS.

Sarah has two children, little Dru and a young teenaged son, Toth. Her children are said to have her husband's Ilsigi looks so she is probably Rankan.

Cade [Bk10]

Sashana

Noblewoman /
actress
Unknown

A young lady who's family was killed by Raggah in the desert, and then pretending to be a boy, she joined another caravan to reach Sanctuary. Once in the city she returned to living and dressing like a woman, until her story was heard by Feltheryn the actor and he approached her to play the lead role in one of the troup's plays.

A beautiful woman with chestnut brown hair and green eyes. She lives in a small but well-appointed house in the good section of Sanctuary.

Sashana was raped by a vulgar man called Vomistritus after one performance but revenge was gained.

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]

Satan

Slave /
circus attraction
Winged Folk of the North

Satan is the mate of Aerie. He is a tall, thin hunanoid with great batlike wings (which caused his capture in the first place). He is covered in a fine red-gold fur which is now streaked with the grey scars of whip cuts. Like all his people, he has talons on his hands and feet, and his eyes reflect light like a cat's. He communicates with his mate in a high, keening sound, almost beyond human hearing.

Looking for Satan [Bk3]

Saz

Unknown Ilsigi Big brother of Ahaz. Night Work (m) [Bk12]

Setios

Banker Unknown

A businessman and banker who was holding an inheritance for Samlor's niece, Star. He also had a stele which the magician Khamwas was searching for, and the two went to find the banker but discovered his house locked and abondanded, probably because it had 6 demons occupying it.

They are not sure in the end if Setios has just fled or become a victum of the demons.

Inheritor (m) [Bk10]

Seylalha

First Consort

Northerner

A temple dancer chosen to be Azyuna at one of Vashanka's festivals. She bore a child named Gyskouras who is both Vashanka's and Tempus' and thus gained her freedom and will spend the rest of her life in comfort at the temple.

A beautiful woman with calf-length honey-coloured hair.

Then Azyuna Danced [Bk3]

Wizard Weather (m) [Bk4]

Gyskouras [Bk6]

Hell to Pay [Bk7]

The Color of Magic [Bk7]

Children of All Ages [Bk8]

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

Shafralain/
Venerable Shafralain

Nobleman Ilsigi

Sanctuary nobleman who can trace his lineage and his money back to the days of Ilsig's glory. He was a beautiful young daughter called Esaria who is lusted after by many, including the thief Shadowspawn.

Godson (m) [Bk4]

Rebelís Arenít Born in Palaces (m) [Bk6]

The Veiled Lady [Bk7]

Spellmaster [Bk9]

Shal

Stepson Rankan(?) Partner of Raik. His sword hand had to be amputated as it was run over by a wagon.

The Hand That Feeds You [Bk6]

Shamara

Wig maker Ilsigi(?) Owns Shamara's Wig Shop which is supplied with human hair as a by-product from Cholly the Gluemaker. In her youth she had been striking but her present beauty for more from the warmth she radiates from her sweet soul.

A Sticky Business [Bk11]

Shamshi

Witch / slave / dancer Nisibisi Molin Torcholder's witch/slave mother who died giving birth to him after the Dance of Azyuna Festival. She was feared by the hierarchy of the temple so had her tongue cut out and was kept drugged. In a vision of Illyra, she saw the woman as no other woman, with no hair, but a crown of black feathers covering her head and arms.

The God-Chosen (m) [Bk7]

Shamut

Inn keeper Ilsigi He and his wife are the proprietors the Warm Kettle inn, a pleasant, elderly couple. They have been in the business long before the Rankans took over. They mind their own business and run an honest establishment. Our Vintage Years [Bk12]

Sharilar

Noblewoman Beysib The Beysa's cousin who was murdered (among others) by the noble Turghurt to arouse her wrath (which he managed and he was executed for it).

The Corners of Memory (m) [Bk5]

Shawme

Prostitute Ilsigi Young girl starting her career at the Aphrodisia House. She was once a street orphan who was brought to the Street by Zip (whom she has fallen in love with). Shawme looses her viginity in a sort of ritual with the Shephard.

Red Light, Love Light [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]

Shephard

Mercenary Unknown

A figure of considerable mystery. By his panoply he might be an Ilsigi warrior - but all such men have been dead for years. Possibly Abarsis or at least works with the spiritual Scared Bander. A figmentation of the old Ilsigi Gods??

Wake of the Riddler [Bk10]

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

Red Light, Love Light [Bk11]

Winds of Fortune [Bk12]

Shi Han Two-finger

Gluemaker(?) Ilsigi(?) Chollandar the Gluemaker was once apprenticed to him. A Sticky Business (m) [Bk11]

Shiey

Cook / thief Ilsigi

Large, one-handed female cook and thief sent by Moruth to supervise the servants at the Peres house and to spy on its occupants.

 

Witching Hour (m) [Bk6]

Dagger in the Mind [Bk8]

Death in the Meadow [Bk8]

The Small Powers that Endure [Bk8]

Shive/
Shrive

Changer / fence / moneylender Ilsigi(?)

One of the better-known moneylenders, pawnbrokers and fences in the Bazaar. He is one of the members of the League of Changers and is on good terms with Cusharlain, the customs inspector.

A man with impressive moustachioes which he keeps curled like the horns of a mountain goat. Fat and fifty and the second most experienced Changer in Sanctuary.

Shadowspawn [Bk1]

Rebelís Arenít Born in Palaces (m) [Bk6]

Shkeedur sha-Mizl

Farmer Unknown

A rich farmer living several hours journey outside the city and only comes into town twice a year except on special business.

Spiders of the Purple Mage (m) [Bk2]

Shmurt

Caretaker / bartender Ilsigi

Old caretaker of the tenement that Masha lived in. Very protective and concerned about strangers entering the building.

His apartment building was reduced to rubble, then he found employment as a construction labourer then bartender at the Vulgar Unicorn, working for Strick.

Spiders of the Purple Mage [Bk2]

Night Work [Bk12]

Shoozh

Spice-importer Unknown Rich merchant living in the Eastern Quarters. He has at least two wives, the second of which has borne him 4 children. He has guards on the gate. Spiders of the Purple Mage (m) [Bk2]

Shupansea/
Shu-sea

The Beysa (Empress)

Beysib

Exiled empress of the Beysib community. Mortal avatar of the Beysib goddess, Mother Bey. Lover of Prince Kadakithis whom she wishes to marry.

Shupansea has thigh length golden hair and amber-coloured eyes (which have the typical staring-appearance common with among people).

She has a small daughter called Chabostu.

Introduction (m) [Bk5]

High Moon [Bk5]

The Art of Alliance [Bk5]

The Corners of Memory [Bk5]

Mirror Image (m) [Bk5]

Introduction [Bk6]

Daughter of the Sun [Bk6]

A Breath of Power (m) [Bk6]

Rebelís Arenít Born in Palaces (m) [Bk6]

Gyskouras [Bk6]

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

Introduction (m) [Bk7]

Hell to Pay (m) [Bk7]

The Veiled Lady (m) [Bk7]

The God-Chosen [Bk7]

Keeping Promises [Bk7]

Armies of the Night (m) [Bk7]

Down by the Riverside (m) [Bk7]

When the Spirit Moves You (m) [Bk7]

The Color of Magic (m) [Bk7]

Power Play [Bk8]

Children of All Ages (m) [Bk8]

The Small Powers that Endure [Bk8]

Pillar of Fire (m) [Bk8]

Introduction [Bk9]

Lady of Fire [Bk9]

Lovers Who Slay Together (m) [Bk9]

The Tie That Binds (m) [Bk9]

Spellmaster (m) [Bk9]

Introduction (m) [Bk10]

Wake of the Riddler (m) [Bk10]

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

Homecoming [Bk10]

Introduction [Bk11]

The Power of Kings [Bk11]

The Promise of Heaven [Bk11]

The Vision of Lalo (m) [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]

Our Vintage Years (m) [Bk12]

Quicksilver Dreams [Bk12]

Web Weavers (m) [Bk12]

To Begin Again [Bk12]

Silky/
Visispor

Barmaid Sumese

A barmaid at the Vulgar Unicorn. Silky accompanied Hanse from Suma and soon attached herself to someone else (much to the thief's relief). She is a good-looking tan-haired girl who doesn't like being pinched.

Homecoming [Bk10]

Night Work [Bk12]

Sinn

Minstrel Unknown Bearded, brown-haired bard with a baritone voice. He befriended Mariat and her family and travelled with them in thew caravan to Sanctuary from Ranke. He is quick, smart and kind. Sinn plays the mandolin but is also handy with his fancy short sword. He has a krrf habit which he regrets.

Our Vintage Years [Bk12]

Siphinos

Noble Rankan Long-nosed fat and wheezing Rankan noble to whom Mor-am had to deliever a message from Ischade. He pays for information and can pass messages to Molin Torchholder and thus the Prince, such as the warning of the torching of Beysib ships.

Witching Hour [Bk6]

Sjekso Kinzan

Bravo / some-time thief Ilsigi(?) Handsome, blonde-haired youth with curling locks, a short and acarefully kept beard. Sjekso died after sleeping with the witch/vampire Ischade. His longtime partner was Minsy.

Ischade [Bk3]

Necromant (m) [Bk5]

Mirror Image (m) [Bk5]

Skarth

Old man Ilsigi Hanse in disguise as a cloaked, leprosy-ridden old fart.

Night Work [Bk12]

Sly

Tavern owner Ilsigi(?) Once the owner of Sly's Place (still named such as no-one else wants to take responsibility for the dive), Sly had taken dropsy and died three years ago. His widow seems not to be hurting for any finances though she never goes near the place. The current innkeeper is Ahdio.

Rebelís Arenít Born in Palaces (m) [Bk6]

The Veiled Lady (m) [Bk7]

Smhee/
Rhandhee Ghee

Priest / Assassin Sherranpip national

A minor priest of the foreign goddess, Weda Krishtawn, seeking the Purple Mage for forsaking the goddess. He is easily recognized by his stench, which is due to the rancid butter covering his entire body (a religious rite).

He is a short man with thin legs and arms, but a butterball of a body. Over the years he has becaome a skilled assassin while hunting his prey. Smhee died from a poisonous spider bite after he and Masha managed to kill the Purple Mage.

Spiders of the Purple Mage [Bk2]

Snegelringe

Actor Unknown

The romantic actor of the acting company, Feltheryn's Players. A paunchy man with a receding hairline. He has a reputation as a ladies' man.

The Power of Kings [Bk11]

Speaklittle/
Speaky

Street kid/Piffle (PFLS) Ilsigi One of Zip's young recruits. Companion of Jing. Guarded the border of Zip's territory at the edge of Downwind.

Rebelís Arenít Born in Palaces [Bk6]

Speido

Aspiring thief Ilsigi(?) A skinny, snotty-nosed youth who has a particular talent for stabbing unarmed and unsuspecting people in the back. Works for Mange.

Our Vintage Years [Bk12]

Squith

Beggar Ilsigi(?) Sent to meet Ischade mean the beggar-king Moruth had a "cold". Has a snaggled-row of teeth and a sightless eye. Witching Hour [Bk6]

Star

Child mage Cirdonian

Samlor's seven-year-old niece. A single lock of white grows amid her black hair. The Beysibs claim this is the mark of the favor of their gods and the child does seem to have strange abilities. She certainly has a talent for "picking up" magic.

Votary [Bk5]

Inheritor [Bk10]

Stecho

Hawkmask Unknown He was stabbed on the street because he wasn't on Tempus' side, or someone's. Downwind (m) [Bk4]

Stefab

Mage Ilsigi

One of the three sons of the sorcerer Mizraith.

Blood Brothers [Bk1]

A Man and his God (m) [Bk3]

Sterl

Wizard-prince Northerner Twin brothers Harash and Hakkad 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. Obviously not someone to piss off.

Goddess (m) [Bk2]

Stilcho

Stepson Ilsigi

One of the Sanctuary natives who replaced the Stepsons when they followed Tempus north. He was tortured and killed by Moruth, then reanimated by Ischade, whom he serves as ambassador to Hell. He was 'cured' from death when magic was purged from Sanctuary.

Necromant [Bk5]

Witching Hour [Bk6]

Hell to Pay (m) [Bk7]

The God-Chosen [Bk7]

Armies of the Night [Bk7]

Down by the Riverside [Bk7]

Power Play (m) [Bk8]

Dagger in the Mind [Bk8]

Death in the Meadow [Bk8]

The Small Powers that Endure [Bk8]

Pillar of Fire [Bk8]

No Glad in Gladiator [Bk9]

The Best of Friends [Bk11]

Winds of Fortune [Bk12]

Stong

Sea captain Unknown Jarveena told a tale of a half mariner, half smuggler called Captain Stong who took unwittingly took aboard a chestful of silver under Mizraith's geas which compelled whoever had it to return it to the rightful owner. Unfortunately he was also under a S'danzo curse that drove him away from Sanctuary for all time.

A Mercy worse than none (m) [Bk10]

Straton/
Strat/
Ace
Stepson Rankan(?) Vetern fighter and rightside partner paired with Critias. Enamored of Ishcade and immune to her curse (up to a point). Injured by the PFLS at the start of the False Plague riots. Most of his former associates count him among Sanctuary's damned.

High Moon [Bk5]

What Women do Best [Bk6]

Witching Hour [Bk6]

Hell to Pay [Bk7]

The God-Chosen (m) [Bk7]

Armies of the Night [Bk7]

Down by the Riverside [Bk7]

The Colour of Magic [Bk7]

Power Play [Bk8]

Dagger in the Mind [Bk8]

Children of All Ages [Bk8]

Death in the Meadow [Bk8]

The Small Powers that Endure [Bk8]

Pillar of Fire [Bk8]

Sanctuary is for Lovers [Bk9]

In the Still of The Night [Bk9]

The Ties That Bind (m) [Bk9]

Sanctuary Nocturne (m) [Bk9]

Wake of the Riddler [Bk10]

The Best of Friends [Bk11]

Winds of Fortune [Bk12]

Strick/
Torezalan Strick tiFiraqa

White Mage

Firaqan

Strick first meets Hanse and Mignue as they are heading north across the desert. After trading news of each's city, Strick continued to Sanctuary. Strick has a curse which part of it makes his "care" about people. (The other part is hidden away under the skull cap he wears.)

He will help anyone who comes to him, but there is always a Price, sometimes trivial and sometimes not, for his aid. A first appearance he could easily be mistaken for a fight and sometimes he does wear a sword - he is a big man with a big bronze-red droopy moustache, ruddy face and an usually-large neck and powerful arms. He always wears something coloured Croyite blue.

Spellmaster [Bk9]

Homecoming [Bk10]

A Sticky Business (m) [Bk11]

Night Work [Bk12]

Sulla

Unknown Unknown Loves Petronius

Down by the Riverside (m) [Bk7]

Suyan

Wetnurse Ilsigi(?) Waiflike wetnurse hired by Illyra and Dubro to care for their crippled daughter, Trevya. Her own child had been still-born.

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

Synab

Shopkeeper Ilsigi(?) Claimed to have paid protection money to Jubal so he could have the protection symbol painted outside his shop but it turned out to be a poacher.

The Art of Alliance (m) [Bk5]

A Sticky Business [Bk11]

Night Work (m) [Bk12]

Sync

Soldier Rankan

Commander of the 3rd Commando. A piece on the gameboard of Sanctuary politics. He is a competent soldier and a good commander.

What Women Do Best [Bk6]


| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T |
U | V | W | X | Y | Z | DEITIES | ANIMALS |


^top

Last Revised: August 2002.