Vant is a Knorth randon candidate. He is the five of Brier Iron-thorn's ten-command that encounters Jame in the wilderness in Seeker's Mask, and then at Tentir, when Jame becomes ten-commander and Brier is pushed down to five, Vant moves over to command another ten. He is the most senior Knorth ten-commander after Jame and takes over much of the running of the barracks from her, at first without asking Jame for her input; later she makes him consult her.

Greshan sired a daughter on a Kendar girl, who was Vant's grandmother. That daughter, Vant's mother, died at the Battle of the Cataracts.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bound in Blood, "Chapter V: Fractures", II — " 'The rumor is that Vant's grandmother was seduced by a Knorth Highborn and died bearing him a daughter. The girl tried to follow Ganth into exile, but he drove her back and she became an Ardeth yondri. Vant doesn't talk about his father. We think he may have been a lesser Ardeth Highborn. Then his mother got killed at the Cataracts and the Highlord took him on for her sake.' "
  2. Bound in Blood, "Chapter XVII: The Winter War", III — " 'Three generations it's taken my family to claw our way up from the dirt where your precious uncle flung my grandmother after he'd had his fun with her. She died giving birth to my mother, who died at the Cataracts on the Mendelin Steps, fighting for your precious brother. Her blood bought me my place here.' "

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