About The Characters: Meet The Minor Players in “The Wall Of Night” Series — “Teron”
Recently I’ve resumed my “About the Characters” posts that focus on the minor characters in The Wall Of Night series — because “I think it’s the presence of the smaller characters that “makes” a story, creating texture around the main points of view.”
The feature is posting every second Thursday, alternating with A Geography of Haarth.
Today’s character is Teron.
Teron: of Cloud Hold, formerly the Earl of Night’s squire and still sworn to his service as an adult.
‘ “You don’t know the priest kind, minstrel,” the youth replied ominously. “They are devious and treacherous.”
“Is this something you know from your own experience?” Haimyr inquired lazily.
“I? No!” Teron looked affronted. “We follow the House of Blood’s example in our hold and will not suffer priests within our walls, given their past betrayals. Speaking of betrayal,” he added darkly, “how do we know that last night’s attack was not some conspiracy between the Temple quarter and the priestly Houses?”
“We do not, of course,” Haimyr replied. “But from what I understand of last night’s events, and the number of priests that lie dead, it seems unlikely.”
Teron’s scowl did not lift. “What would you know anyway?” he muttered. “You’re only—” He broke off at the sudden glint in Haimyr’s golden eyes. The minstrel’s tone, however, remained light.
“An outsider?” he inquired. “Why, so I am. All the same, I try to use my eyes and ears—and at least a little of what lies between them as well.”
Nhairin snorted and Teron glowered at the minstrel…’
~ from The Heir of Night, The Wall Of Night Book One – Chapter 7, The Tower of the Rose
‘ “If a Swarm force did come through the pass and take the Towers,” Garan continued, “they would not only have a strong foothold on the Haarth side of the Wall, but a clear route through the Plain of Ash and into the Gray Lands.” He paused. “Here, Commander, I’ve drawn it as best I could.”
“Surely this is the priest House’s problem though?” Teron sounded both puzzled and impatient. “Let them look to their allies rather than whining to Night for help.”
Typical, Kalan thought, recalling Cloud Hold’s reputation for rigid adherence to the Oath that separated priest and warrior kind.’
~ from Daughter of Blood, The Wall Of Night Book Three – Chapter 28, Field of Play