Carbinia is the Lady of the Silver Court of the Thieves' Guild of Tai-tastigon, and thus one of the five top officials under the Sirdan Theocandi.[1] Her task is to assess the value, the guild dues, and the period of jeopardy associated with any stolen item made of silver.

Her son appears to be an inept thief, and gets caught pickpocketing for the third time in a year during God Stalk. The previous two times, Theocandi ransomed him, but after three times, the Five were getting annoyed.[2] Harr sen Tenko, one of the Five, threatens execution for this, as a deliberate ploy to divide Carbinia from Theocandi and not vote for him in the Guild Council elections. Theocandi tries to get the boy ransomed, but does not manage to get him fully acquitted—only exiled.[3] Carbinia ends up not turning up to the Conclave of Electors at all, refusing to vote either for or against the man who secured her son's life but not his freedom.[4]


  1. God Stalk, "Appendix I: The Thieves' Guild"
  2. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 8: Voices of the Past" — " 'Mistress Silver's idiot son has gotten himself caught for pickpocketing again. That's the third time since last Midsummer's Day.' 'Will the Sirdan ransom him again?' […] 'Oh, he'll try, if only for his mother's two votes, but the Five may not let him. Rumor has it that one of them—probably Harr sen Tenko—is thoroughly annoyed, and who can blame him? Three times!' 'Carbinia of the Silver Court isn't likely to thank Theocandi for anything less than a full pardon. She's never reasonable when that son of hers is involved.' "
  3. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 10: The Feast of Dead Gods" — " 'I don't think anyone knows how she's going to vote now that the Sirdan has only managed to get the boy exiled, not acquitted.' 'And when Men-dalis is elected and pays Harr back from the Guild treasury seven-fold,' "
  4. God Stalk, Book III: Shroud of Days, "Chapter 12: A Flame Rising" — "Mistress Silver had not come at all, choosing to abstain rather than vote for or against the man who had secured her son's life but not his freedom."
Lords of the Five Courts of the Thieves' Guild of Tai-tastigon
Lord of the Gold Court
Lady of the Silver Court
Lord of the Jewel Court
Lord of the Glass Court
Lord of the Shining Court

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