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So this was Caldane's favorite son, who had led the Southern Host to slaughter at Urakarn, […] Hadn't there been some mystery about Genjar's death afterward? "A damned strange way to commit suicide," she had heard somebody say.
Jame's narration, Seeker's Mask,
"Part IV: Restormir", V

Genjar was Caldane, Lord Caineron's favorite son.

Traditionally, the Southern Host was commanded by a Knorth. Without a Knorth Heir to lead the Host, Lord Caineron had secured the post for Genjar.[1][2]

Genjar commanded over the disaster of the Battle of Urakarn, as Kruin and Amantine ordered.[3][4]

After the defeat, Sheth Sharp-tongue brought Genjar the a White Knife to commit suicide and regain his honor. Genjar refused, and Sheth left. Then Genjar saw Torisen, who he thought had died there. In a fit of anger, he lunged at Torisen and tripped on some fabric, stabbing himself in the side. The fabric got caught around his legs, and as he tried to free himself, he fell over the railing of his balcony.[5] Because he had been stabbed in the side with the White Knife, that was the official story of his death, although rumors persisted otherwise. Certainly Caldane hates Torisen over Genjar's death, though it seems he did not know the full story of what happened.[6][7]

His death banner hangs in Restormir; Brier Iron-thorn and Jame encounter it when they raid Restormir to recover Graykin in Seeker's Mask. Graykin is thought to closely resemble Genjar.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Seeker's Mask, "Part V: Mount Alban", VI — "Without a Knorth Heir to lead the Southern Host, Caineron had secured the post for his favorite son, Genjar,"
  2. Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 4: First Blood" — " 'the only time a Caineron ever led the Southern Host, his commission ended with the decimation of his forces.' "
  3. The Sea of Time, "Chapter XIII: Dreams and Nightmares", I — "Kruin’s eyes desperately swept the room. 'I will be avenged. You!' He had spotted Genjar near the door, […] 'Seize this charlatan!' […] 'The king is dead, but his last order still binds you. […] Honor demands that you seek that false prophet throughout Kothifir, even to the gates of Urakarn if necessary. Go alone or take the entire Host with you if that gives you comfort.' "
  4. The Sea of Time, "Chapter XV: Winter's Tales" — " 'Then you know how outnumbered we were. I did well to bring back as much of the Host as I did.' 'Still, […] not since the White Hills have we suffered such a needless defeat.' 'Our paymasters ordered me to go!' 'And so you did, well enough pleased to do so by all accounts. Did no one advise you that your first duty lay in talking the Kothifirans out of such a reckless course,' "
  5. The Sea of Time, "Chapter XV: Winter's Tales"
  6. Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 4: First Blood" — " 'My son, my Genjar, died after Urakarn, his name fouled by Knorth lies. For that, I will destroy Ganth's son.' "
  7. Seeker's Mask, "Part IV: Restormir", V — "Caldane had never forgiven Tori, although for what, exactly, no one seemed to know."

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