Lord Coman of Kraggen Keep had recently died without designating a successor. It was customary in such instances as this for the oldest son to become the new head of the household. […] But he had his doubts about Demoth's ability to command. So, apparently, did most of the elders of Demoth's own family, who supported a younger son named Korey.
– Torisen's narration, Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 2: The Hell Hunt"
Because a double-edged sword is the emblem of the Coman, Korey started the rather unpractical fashion in his house of wearing a tiny double-edged dagger as an earring. Unfortunately, the wearers get poked rather a lot.
When the previous Lord Coman died without a lordan, standard procedure said that his eldest son Demoth become the next lord. However, the Coman didn't think well of Demoth, and chose Korey as their next lord instead. However, to become Lord Coman, Korey need the Highlord's confirmation. Torisen named Demoth Lord Coman temporarily when they Host matched on the Cataracts, but held off from confirming him fully. During the Battle of the Cataracts, Torisen got a better look at Demoth's abilities, and decided to confirm Korey as Lord Coman.
↑Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 2: The Hell Hunt" — "Unfortunately, Korey's mother was a Caineron, and to give that family any more influence could prove fatal to the Highlord's own power."
↑ 2.02.1To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter I: An Unfortunate Arrival", II — "the former Lord Coman had been a staunch Caineron ally, but the new one, Korey, was wavering. Caldane was said to be furious about that,"
↑ 3.03.1Bound in Blood, "Chapter XVI: Gothregor and Tentir", III — "Although the Coman lord was still wavering, his primary alliance lay with the Lord Caldane."
↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter I: An Unfortunate Arrival", II — "The Coman cadet shot her a distracted look, and winced: the young lord of his house, looking to his standard, had set the fashion of wearing a tiny, double-edged dagger as an earring, never mind that with any incautious move it stabbed its wearer."
↑Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 6: The High Council" — " 'Demoth, the Coman is yours, for the time being at least. I'll make a final determination later.' "
↑Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 10: The Lurking Past" — " 'Korey, you idiot, put that away. I've just given you the Coman.'"