A d'hen is a Tastigon flash-blade's jacket. They're worn belted. The sleeve of the dominant, knife-holding arm is tight, while the other sleeve is full, padded, and reinforced with steel mesh. This is to catch and turn an attacker's blade, making it in effect a light shield.
Young members of the Thieves' Guild tend to wear d'hens, generally in a signature color which may be associated with their family, Master or loyalties. Dally and the other supports of Men-dalis and the New Faction wear royal blue. Theocandi and those loyal to him wore black. Darinby, meanwhile, wears a iconic cream velvet d'hen, and Patches a quilted one.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 To Ride a Rathorn, "Glossary" — "D'hen: a knife-fighter's jacket, with one tight sleeve and one full, reinforced with steel mesh, to turn attacker's blade"
- ↑ To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter IV: Testing", I — "a Tastigon flash-blade's d'hen."
- ↑ God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 6: Water Flow, Fire Leap" — "hastily belting her spare d'hen,"
- ↑ God Stalk, Book III: Shroud of Days, "Chapter 13: Three Pyres" — "touching the sleeve of his royal blue d'hen. 'You shouldn't go around wearing his color, tonight of all nights.' "
- ↑ "The Talisman's Trinket", II — "Every thief in the city seemed to be there, in Men-dalis’s royal blue or the Sirdan’s austere black."
- ↑ God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 5: Winter Days" — "instantly recognizable by his cream-velvet d'hen"
- ↑ "The Talisman's Trinket", I — "Beer splashed on the crazy quilt of her sleeve – black velvet, forest green linen, purple satin, carefully pieced together by her mother out of a dozen different rag bags."