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The Tyr-ridan is a trio of prophesied Shanir personifying the three aspects of the Three-Faced God. When all three are present at the same time, the final battle with Perimal Darkling is supposed to occur, thus fulfil the duty of the Kencyrath.[1] Regonereth would go first, to destroy Perimal Darkling, with Argentiel on its heels to preserve what shouldn't be destroyed. Torrigon would come third to recreate.[2]

P. C. Hodgell has confirmed that this three will be:

Jame's identity as Nemesis, avatar of Regonereth, is suspected by Ashe and Kirien; Jame, musing, lists them while recovering after binding the rathorn, [3], but faces the problem of Kindrie's illegitimacy. The Arrin-ken Dark Judge avatar of the Burnt Man provides an obscure hint of Kindrie legitimacy to Jame when asserting his right to judge her.[4]

HistoryEdit

Before the Fall, matriarchs tried to breed the Tyr-ridan by mating together powerful Shanir, often blood-kin. After Cethron and Periel produced Jamethiel Dream-Weaver and Gerridon, who themselves produced the Fall, and the practice was deemed a bad idea.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 7: The Feast of Fools" — " 'Creation, preservation, destruction… […] Worse, when all three aspects of the god are present at once, each one concentrated in one of three Shanir known collectively as the Tyr-ridan, the final battle with Perimal Darkling is supposed to occur.' "
  2. Bound in Blood, "Chapter XIV: Two Chests", IV — " 'As far as I can figure out, Destruction comes first to sweep away evil, with Preservation on its heels to protect what's good. Without Creation, though, we have no future.' "
  3. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XVI: Midsummer's Eve"
  4. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XVIII: Solstice", I
  5. Seeker's Mask, "Part I", V — "Before the Fall, her ancestors had thought they knew. Of course the shadows would be defeated, as soon as the three aspects of their god deigned to manifest themselves in the three Shanir known collectively as the Tyr-ridan. Earlier matriarchs had tried to speed that day by mating together potent Shanir. Whether they should have done so, especially within the bounds of blood-kinship, was still hotly debated. One such match had produced those dire twins, Gerridon and Jamethiel Dream-weaver,"
  6. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter VIII: A Forgotten Name", III — " 'The Matriarchs might even approve. I've heard rumors that they arranged similar matches in the past, brother to sister, uncle to niece, father to daughter, trying to create the Tyr-ridan.' 'Ending up with monsters, more likely.' 'Well, yes. Sometimes. Usually.' "

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