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[T]he most corrupt magistrate in the city
Rothan, God Stalk, Book I: Tatters of Dusk, "Chapter 2: The House of Luck-Bringers"

Harr sen Tenko is the Skyrr representative on Tai-tastigon's governing council, the Five, and Arribek sen Tenzi's political rival.[2]

When Marplet began to build the Skyrrman illegally, the Res aB'tyrr went to the Five to protest, and Harr was sent to deal with it. He refused to see them, because the Skyrrman is his brother-in-law's inn; Harr is married to Marplet's sister.[3]

Kithra reports that he's trying get money to buy support back in Skyrr. He allies with Men-dalis, and when Carbinia's son is caught pickpocketing for the third time in a year, Harr gets the Five to refuse to pardon him, turning Carbinia against Theocandi, which aids Men-dalis in the Thieves' Guild election. For this, Men-dalis promised to pay him back from the Guild treasury.[4][5]

When Jame meets Archiem Arribek sen Tenzi, she tells him of how Harr sen Tenko allowed the undeclared trade war between the Skyrrman and Res aB'tyrr to go on. When the Archiem comes to Tai-tastigon on Winter's Eve, Harr presides as a judge in the Skyrrman-Res aB'tyrr trial, and is thereby responsible for the trustworthiness of his witnesses. When it is revealed they are lying, Harr looses his position as Skyrr representative on the Five. It is said that there would be war in the hills of that.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 10: The Feast of Dead Gods" — "he plied her with shrewd questions, mostly about his countryman, Harr, Thane sen Tenko."
  2. God Stalk, "Principal Characters Past and Present" — "Harr sen Tenko: the Skyrr representative on Tai-tastigon's governing council (the Five), Arribek sen Tenzi's political rival, Marplet's brother-in-law"
  3. God Stalk, Book I: Tatters of Dusk, "Chapter 2: The House of Luck-Bringers" — " 'when he started to build the Skyrrman, which he had no right to do in the first place since Tubain here has the tavern charter for the whole district. We went to the Five to protest and were sent to the Skyrr representative, Harr sen Tenko. He wouldn't even see us.' 'Even if he wasn't the most corrupt magistrate in the city,' said Rothan, 'his wife wouldn't let him. We found out afterward that she's Marplet's sister.' "
  4. 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.' […] 'Will the Sirdan ransom him again?' […] 'Oh, he'll try, […] 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!' "
  5. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 10: The Feast of Dead Gods" — " 'Everyone in the high country knows that if that miserable Harr can buy enough support, he may well become a serious threat to the Archiem.' […] 'So it's money he'll be after […] he has access to the city treasury, but that will end when his appointment does. […] I expect he'll take all he can without getting caught, but a backer or two later wouldn't hurt him either.' […] after the way he embarrassed Theocandi by trying to get Mistress Silver's son executed.' […] 'And when Men-dalis is elected and pays Harr back from the Guild treasury seven-fold,' "
  6. God Stalk, Book III: Shroud of Days, "Chapter 12: A Flame Rising" — " ' "According to our oldest traditions," the judge is responsible for the trustworthiness of the witnesses whose word he decides to accept. You are a false magistrate and a corrupt one as well for letting this situation ever develop. Your position here is forfeit. Now, get out.' […] he stalked out into the night, passing his kinsman without a word or glance. There would be war in the hills again over this; but whatever its outcome, his part in the affairs of Tai-tastigon had ended."

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