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Pin-Up Hetan Interpretation by Corporal Nobbs

Hetan was the daughter of Humbrall Taur,[1] of the Senan clan and warchief of the White Face Clan of the Barghast. Two of her brothers were Cafal and Netok.

When we first met Hetan, she had not chosen a mate and seemed to have no interest in settling with any one man. Her sexual appetite was described as quite voracious and her habits, quite ferocious. She did, however eventually find a mate in Onos T'oolan.

She had three children. Identical twin girls, Stavi and Storii whose father was Kruppe, and one son with Onos T'oolan.

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

In Dust of Dreams Edit

Toolan family by Dejan Delic

Toolan Family by Dejan Delic

After Onos committed suicide in order to spare his people, Hetan, as his wife, suffered the greatest indignity and was hobbled by the removal of her toes and then used by any man who saw fit to do so.[2] She later died during an escape attempt arranged by Bakal and Estaral.[3]

In The Crippled God Edit

Toc the Younger found her body, resurrected her and reunited her with her husband and children though she remarked she had "someone else's toes."[4]
Significant plot details end here.

Author's commentsEdit

In answer to a reader's question, Steven Erikson explained why he resurrected Hetan and that ultimately it boiled down to "because she, Toc, Tool, and all of you deserved it". For his full response read his answer to question 1 in the Tor Q&A session[5]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Memories of Ice, Dramatis Personae, UK MMPB
  2. Dust of Dreams, Chapter 15
  3. Dust of Dreams, Chapter 17
  4. The Crippled God, Chapter 23
  5. Steven Erikson (2014) Ask Steven Erikson Your Crippled God Questions!, Tor Blogs, Macmillan, Accessed: 16-12-2014, Available: <>, see Steven Erikson's answer to question 1
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