Corabb had met Leoman when the latter found him being dragged behind the horses of three Gral warriors. Leoman had purchased Corabb and then brought him to be healed by an old tribeswoman. After that, Corabb decided that his loyalty to Leoman would be absolute and was ready to die for the man if need be.
The fanatical idealist looked to Leoman to bring him to a glorious death. The pursuing Malazan army, the Bonehunters, eventually tracked them down to Y'Ghatan and began an assault on the city. As Y'Ghatan burned, Corabb found that Leoman planned to flee for his life with the help of the Queen of Dreams. He offered Corabb the chance to leave as well, but Corabb refused, insisting on dying gloriously in the name of something greater than himself.
During the ensuing chaos, Corabb stumbled on a group of abandoned children inside the temple, further cementing his resolve. Corabb, the children, and a few of the Bonehunters were then trapped inside the temple by the raging fires all around and were forced to try to effect their escape by going underneath the city. During this subterranean odyssey, they were forced to rely on each other in order to survive. This, compounded with Leoman's abandonment of his followers, had a profound effect on Corabb as he began to doubt his former loyalties. As time passed, he came to respect the Malazans, specifically Fiddler's squad, eventually joining them as a heavy.
Corabb participated in the Marines' invasion of Letheras, earning the ire of his squad as he collected an excess amount of weapons from fallen soldiers "just in case." He was seconded to Bottle as the mage's personal guard.
Corabb stuck close to Tarr, protecting the man's weak side even though it meant disobeying Fiddler's order of guarding Bottle. He had decided to stick to Tarr as long as Bottle did not look to be in immediate danger. Tarr however thought that Corabb was trying to prove himself and outdo Tarr.
Corabb followed the Bonehunter army east, surviving the attack by the K'Chain Nah'ruk.
The once fanatical Corabb was shifted into the combined Marine/Heavy force and, after surviving the trek across the Glass Desert, stood with Fiddler and Hedge's squads as the Crippled God regained his body. As the Kolansii army continued to hammer the company, Corabb stepped into a breach in the lines to protect the Crippled God. Corabb lost his left arm to an axe blow, and was subsequently killed by a sword slash, finally finding his glorious death.
Corabb once tied up the four Gafan brothers, as they had been teasing him, and threatened them with the cookpot. Their father, Grunter Gafan, had shown up to reclaim them and as Corabb's own father, Canarab was still off in the wars, Corabb himself had faced Grunter. The encounter ended with the Grunter's head in the stew pot, likely due to Corabb shoving it in there. Corabb thought that it was the wasted stew which had made his mother cry. Grunter Gafan was eventually killed, sliding under a wagon. Corabb had kicked Grunter in the head a few times either causing the accident or finishing Grunter off and had been put on trial for this. He had told the court in his defence, that no one liked Grunter, which did not help his case and he was condemned to labour in the priest pits where he cut limestone. It was there that he had started listening to stories, especially those telling of freedom and the days before the arrival of the Malazans.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ House of Chains, Dramatis Personae, UK MMPB
- ↑ House of Chains, Chapter 18, US TPB p.466-467
- ↑ House of Chains, Chapter 18, US TPB p.481
- ↑ House of Chains, Chapter 19, US TPB p.498-499
- ↑ House of Chains, Chapter 18, US TPB p.467
- ↑ The Bonehunters, Chapter 7, UK MMPB p.393-447
- ↑ The Bonehunters, Chapter 14, UK MMPB p.684
- ↑ Reaper's Gale, Chapter 17
- ↑ The Crippled God, Chapter 20, UK HB p.588
- ↑ The Crippled God, Chapter 20, UK HB p.588/589