He is a randon cadet at Tentir. Obidin had own ten-command until the autumn cull. Obidin was considered a good commander. Just before the cull, he lost half his squad in a freak accident involving a bucket of eels and a ball of lightning. What was left of his ten-command was taken apart. Obidin was put in his uncle Gorbel's ten-command. There, he was Gorbel's Five.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Bound in Blood, "Chapter V: Fractures", II — "Obidin, son of Caldane's first established son Grondin, heir also to his father's unfortunate thick build although not yet to his gross obesity. […] Unlike Higbert, Obi had been considered a good commander. If he hadn't lost half his squad before the cull in a freak accident involving a bucket of eels and a ball of lightning, he still would be. Now he served as Gorbel's Five"
- ↑ Honor's Paradox, "Chapter V: The High Council", III — "there was Gorbel in a bright blue coat trimmed with lumps of coral and silver filigree, flanked by his five-commander Obidin and Fash."
- ↑ Honor's Paradox, "Chapter XIX: Challenge", I