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The Ashok Regiment was part of the Malazan Army. As they were all veterans and natives of Seven Cities, they were not initially trusted by Empress Laseen and so were stationed on Genabackis.[1] They spent time in Genabaris[2] before being assigned to hunt bandits and slavers in the continent's northern wilderness, far from the "action".[1]

It was unclear what relationship, if any, the regiment had to the city of Ashok on the Maadil Peninsula on Seven Cities.

Soldiers Edit

2nd Company Edit

Kindly and Pores by Corporal Nobbs

Kindly and Pores by Corporal Nobbs

3rd CompanyEdit

The only known soldier of the 3rd Company was Corporal Irriz, who became a renegade.

In House of ChainsEdit

The Ashok Regiment was in Silver Lake where they captured Karsa Orlong and Torvald Nom, and arrested the slavemaster Silgar and his men.[3]

Later, the regiment was sent back to Seven Cities, probably to Ehrlitan where the city's Fist awaited them.[4] During the Whirlwind rebellion, fifty-one 2nd Company soldiers barricaded themselves inside the cliffside fortress, B'ridys. Corporal Irriz from 3rd Company joined the enemy and turned against 2nd Company besieging the fortress with over 500 rebels.[5] Investigating a well in the fortress, Kindly and Pores disappeared and were assumed dead by drowning.[6]

Kalam Mekhar broke the siege with the aid of an Azalan demon and suggested the regiment join Adjunct Tavore Paran's Malaz 14th Army, which was marching toward Raraku. In the aftermath of the Battle of Raraku, Fist Tene Baralta's soldiers discovered a haggard Kindly and Pores clad in rags. They had been captured by Dogslayers and brought to Raraku before being freed by Bridgeburner ghosts.[7][8]

Outside the oasis, the regiment's 16 survivors ambushed and slew the sorceress, Fayelle, and a small band of Dogslayers. Then they had to flee for their lives ahead of the onrushing waters that flooded Raraku.[9]

It was also revealed that Scillara was the daughter of an Ashok Regiment soldier and camp follower. She and her mother were abandoned by her father when the regiment was sent overseas.[10]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 House of Chains, Chapter 3, US SFBC p.143-144
  2. House of Chains, Chapter 9, US SFBC p.350
  3. House of Chains, Chapter 2, US SFBC p.133-136
  4. House of Chains, Chapter 4, US SFBC p.207
  5. House of Chains, Chapter 9, US SFBC p.349-351/361
  6. House of Chains, Chapter 9, US SFBC p.360
  7. House of Chains, Chapter 23, US SFBC p.738
  8. House of Chains, Chapter 26, US SFBC p.833-834
  9. House of Chains, Chapter 26, US SFBC p.842-844
  10. House of Chains, Chapter 18, US SFBC p.612
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