Teeth and eyes gleamed up at her. While not up to a Molocar's weight or strength, these hounds were killers. She had seen them practice on the weaker of their own kind: their mothers first taught them to eat meat by ripping apart the runt of each litter and feeding the bloody scraps to its stronger siblings.
Jame's narration, To Ride a Rathorn,
"Chapter VIII: A Forgotten Name", I

A direhound is a large hunting dog kept by the Kencyr. They're sighthounds, used to run down prey.[1]

A direhound is smaller than a Molocar but larger and fiercer than a lymer. In To Ride a Rathorn, there is reference to Rawneth wearing a dress based on a direhound's pattern: They have white bodies flecked with silver, and black legs, tails and heads.[2]


  1. Honor's Paradox, "Lexicon" — "direhounds—gaze-hounds used to run down prey"
  2. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XXII: Casting the Stones", V — "The lower third of her full skirt, her arms, and her mask were black, her bodice white, tight laced with silver—the markings of an elegant direhound."
hunting dogs kept by Kencyr
Molocar Direhound Lymer

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