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Derudan (or Derudanith) was a witch of Tennes and a member of the T'orrud Cabal.[1] She was described as a large, buxom woman who moved with a subtle grace and had a penchant for smoking a water pipe.[2][3] She lived in a straw-roofed wattle-and-daub hut in the Maiten shanty town west of Darujhistan.[4]

In Gardens of the Moon Edit

Derudan met Anomander Rake on the night of the fete at Simtal's estate.[5] She was the first to recognize that her fellow cabal mage Mammot had been possessed by the Jaghut Tyrant Raest, and she attacked him, even though her own power was not in any way equal to Raest's. In this, she was assisted by Quick Ben who saved her from Raest's virulent sorcery, and unleashed all his warrens on Raest. She was saved yet again by Quick Ben when Hedge fired a Moranth munition at the Tyrant. Seeing the Tyrant taken and rendered harmless by the Finnest House, she returned with Baruk to his estate.[6]

Once at his estate, the two mages felt the presence of a powerful demon who had been unleashed, and then felt two of their fellow cabal mages, Paral and Tholas, die at the hands of Vorcan.[7] Baruk and Derudan waited in Baruk's study, Derudan inscribing a defensive circle in preparation for the impending attack. Derudan asked Baruk to join him in her defensive circle, but Baruk remained unconvinced about its efficacy as a defensive mechanism, recalling that Otataral could easily counter magic. Eventually convinced, he walked towards the circle just as Vorcan entered the room. Vorcan attacked Baruk and Derudan, who were briefly protected by a Tiste Andii woman. Vorcan negated Baruk's sorcery and then threw a knife at Derudan when she was about to join the fight with her own magery. The knife was coated with the poison Paralt. Baruk and Crokus manage to injure and repel Vorcan, and Baruk applied the antidote that he had developed against the poison, saving Derudan.[8]

In Orb Sceptre Throne Edit

Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about Derudan.

Kruppe visited Derudan[9] periodically, providing her with drugs to keep her from answering the Tyrant's call.[10] She contributed the wooden shafts to a set of crossbow bolts tipped with shards of Dragnipur,[citation needed] enchanting them through an elaborate ritual that involved relations with Kruppe.[11] The bolts ended up in Scorch and Leff's crossbows, which were used to take down the Tyrant.[12]

Significant plot details end here.

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