Timmon's vacant-eyed Ardeth Drie, who was smiling to himself. If the Falconer hadn't been so distracted, he would have boxed the latter's ears for letting himself drift, as he often had before. No one knew to what creature Drie was bound, only that even when he walked dry-shod, he left behind a trail of wet footprints.
Jame's narration, Bound in Blood,
"Chapter V: Fractures", III

Drie is a Ardeth randon cadet in Timmon ten-commend at Tentir who has the Shanir ability to bind with animals.


Drie is Pereden's bastard son, his mother a Ardeth Kendar.[4]

In being Pereden's son, he is also Timmon's half-brother.[5] Distan hates him, for being a Shanir, and for being her beloved son's by another women.[6] When Timmon was younger, Drie was his whipping boy. He bonded with a carp in the Omiroth pond, and when Pereden found out, he forced Drie to kill and eat the fish. This deeply traumatized Drie.

When Timmon went to Tentir, he took Drie with him to get him away from their father. At Tentir, Drie did well, and formed a new bond with the Eaten One. He became the Eaten One's Favorite,[7] and next time anyone saw him, he was living happily inside the Eaten One's mouth.[8]


Drie is half Ardeth Highborn, a powerful Shanir. He is a charmer, like his father and half-brother, able to get his own way and convince people of things with ease.[2] He was also bound to a carp, and later, to the Eaten One.


  1. Bound in Blood, "Chapter V: Fractures", III — "No one knew to what creature Drie was bound, only that even when he walked dry-shod, he left behind a trail of wet footprints."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Honor's Paradox, "Chapter III: Pyres and the Pit", II — "Who but Drie, she thought, could do things his own way and get away with it? Come to think of it, whatever the lesson, she had never seen him do anything except water flowing, and no one had ever called him on it. After his own fashion, he was as much a charmer as his master Timmon."
  3. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter IX: School Days", I — " 'And you, boy?' The cadet addressed didn't answer, didn't seem to have heard. His dreamy face was turned toward the window, eyes unfocussed. The Falconer stalked over and slapped him. […] 'Cast your mind after your companion, yes, but, never, ever, lose yourself!' "
  4. Honor's Paradox, "Chapter XI: Rain", III — " 'Lady, Pereden was my father too, by a Kendar mother. Would you dishonor his choice of mates?' "
  5. Honor's Paradox, "Chapter VIII: New Year's Eve", II
  6. Honor's Paradox, "Chapter XI: Rain", IV — " '[Aden] doesn’t like the Shanir either. You and Drie in particular drive both him and my mother wild.' […] 'I also think,' she added, 'that she hates him personally for being your father’s son.' "
  7. Honor's Paradox, "Chapter XII: A New Favorite", IV — " 'but I imagine Drie is finally where he always wanted to be, and the Eaten One has the Favorite of her choice.' "
  8. Honor's Paradox, "Chapter XVIII: Summer's Eve", I — "In its gaping, oval mouth behind the serrated teeth lay two figures, blissfully entwined, paying no attention to anything but each other."
the Falconeers
the Eaten One

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