Korlat was a Tiste Andii night-hunter and blood-kin to Serrat. She was a tall woman with midnight skin and long black hair. Her angled, almond-shaped eyes were often violet, but sometimes the colour of sun-bleached grass. Whiskeyjack thought her extraordinarily beautiful.
She was also a Soletaken and her form was that of a dragon. Korlat sometimes acted as second-in-command to Anomander Rake. Orfantal was her brother. She seemed capable of reading the thoughts of others, although it was unclear whether she used magic or was remarkably perceptive.
Korlat wore fine, scaled armour beneath a black-dyed, rawhide shirt.
Korlat was one of the assassin-mages sent into Darujhistan by Rake to hunt down members of the Assassins' Guild and also one of the four dragons who accompanied Silanah in her attack on Raest. She called off the hunt for vengeance on Vorcan who, after killing Serrat, had escaped into the newly formed Azath house.
Korlat served as Anomander Rake's representative among Caladan Brood's forces. There she became a friend and companion of the Mhybe, for whom she felt great sympathy, and of the unnatural child Silverfox, of whom she was wary. Along with Crone, Korlat attempted to ease the suffering caused by the link between mother and child.
At the first war council between Brood and Dujek Onearm's renegade Malazan army, Korlat first saw Whiskeyjack, who she said "cut quite the figure". She signaled to Whiskeyjack and later spoke with him regarding Silverfox, saying that she trusted him already. She convinced Brood that Silverfox was worth protecting, with Kallor adamant that she would destroy them all, and was even willing to stand against Rake himself for her when a confrontation occurred.
Korlat eventually caught up to Kallor, but decided to end her pursuit in order to see to Spinnock Durav, who had fought Kallor all night before falling. She administered a potion to him that she had which had been prepared by Endest Silann and then carried him away.
In a dream, it was revealed that Sandalath Drukorlat was the mother of Orfantal and so, by extension, Korlat's mother.
Korlat arrived at the tail end of the battle at Lightfall. Along with Prazek and Dathenar, she fought the Liosan Soletaken dragons. The battle went badly for them, until Silanah arrived with Nimander and his kin. She slew Kadagar Fant in the end.
Korlat refused to see her mother, saying she had no place in her house. Instead she offered to resurrect the ancient tradition of a Sister of Night standing at the side of the Queen of the Shake. Yan Tovis told her that that was no place for one of the pure blood. Korlat revealed that she was in fact not of pure blood. Yan Tovis then welcomed her into the House of Shake. She and others subsequently referred to Korlat as 'Sister of Cold Nights'.
Arriving after the Battle for the Spire along with her kin, Korlat encountered the remnants of Whiskeyjack's old squad. Fiddler played "My Lover Waits" to summon Whiskeyjack back so Korlat could see him one more time on this side of death.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Memories of Ice, Chapter 8, UK MMPB p.352-353, 364-365
- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 2 - mentions Korlat's eyes were now-violet, later they are the colour of sun-bleached grass
- ↑ Gardens of the Moon, Dramatis Personae, UK MMPB p.xv
- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 2
- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 20, UK MMPB p.857
- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 3
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 House of Chains, Chapter 23
- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 5
- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 2
- ↑ Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 20
- ↑ Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 24
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- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 3, UK MMPB p.105-111
- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 3, UK MMPB p.130, 137-139
- ↑ Memories of Ice, Chapter 5, UK MMPB p.198-201, 219-223
- ↑ The Crippled God, Chapter 19, UK HB p.578/579