Baudin, was a companion to Felisin and Heboric. He was described as huge, bestial, bearded and had an ear torn off. Although displaying the behaviour of a thug, Baudin often showed himself surprisingly knowledgeable.
Baudin was revealed to be a remnant of the Talon, Dancer's elite assassins, sent by Felisin's sister Tavore to protect her. He died during the confrontation with a Rat D'ivers while protecting Felisin, Heboric and Kulp. He sought to use immolating fire, erroneously believing that the strange metallic cast to his skin meant that he was immune, after being exposed to the Warren which helped in the Ascendancy of Stormy and his fellows. Unfortunately, his use of fire combined with the vicious assault of the rats caused his death. He died in Felisin's embrace.
A supposed Gidrath of House Death stood beside Itkovian in defence of the Prince's Chamber in Capustan. Itkovian noted that he had ceased to sleep but continually paced. After the breaking of the siege Murillio and Coll brought the Mhybe to Capustan, and were confronted by Korbal Broach. The Gidrath appeared and warned Korbal to leave the city or face the wrath of his lord. Korbal named the Gidrath 'Knight of High House Death'.
Though the Gidrath could remember who he once was, he informed Coll he was not a Gidrath but from another continent. His only memory was that of fire, and failing to protect a child.
Fist Gamet recalled the events on the day of Felisin Paran's arrest. A man calling himself Kollen, who had recently been hired as a guard admitted to Gamet that he was there on Tavore's behest. He told the Fist that Kollen was not his real name and that Felisin's arrest was inevitable but that it was his (Kollen's) mission to be Felisin's guardian in the otataral mines. This and the Fist's recollection of Kollen's appearance confirm Kollen to have been Baudin.
While on a mission for Adjunct Tavore, Pearl and Lostara Yil came across Baudin's body in the Pan'potsun hills, which had been reduced to a bare shell. Upon being punched, it simply collapsed. Pearl deduced that Hood himself had come personally to take not just Baudin's soul, but his flesh too. He further deduced that there had been a change in Hood's house, the High House Death.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Deadhouse Gates, Dramatis Personae, UK MMPB p.17
- ↑ Deadhouse Gates, Prologue, UK MMPB p.27/36
- ↑ Deadhouse Gates, Prologue, UK MMPB p.31 example
- ↑ Deadhouse Gates Chapter 11, UK MMPB p.448/449
- ↑ House of Chains, Chapter 5, UK MMPB p.287-290
- ↑ House of Chains, Chapter 16, UK MMPB p.667/668