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'Empress Lassen' Interpretation by Shadaan
Depicted in the background clockwise from left:
Tayschrenn, Possum, Topper and Lorn

Adjunct Lorn was the Adjunct to Empress Laseen[1]. She was described as young, lithe[2], with long auburn hair[3] which would dangle in tattered ropes down over her imperial cape when she took off her helmet[4]. She was a good rider[2] and the stallion she rode, a warhorse, was bred of the finest lines of Seven Cities stock[5].

Her residence in Unta was on the top floor of the West Tower of the Imperial palace. Her room featured stone tiles covered in ragged furs, faded tapestries lining the walls and a few items of old, Napan style furniture. There was also at least one window, that one being wide and having shutters.[6]

She was originally from Malaz City.

Due to wearing the Otataral sword, the designated weapon of the Empresses' personal Adjunct, Lorn was anathema to sorcery. It meant that she knew the patterns of sorcery and the pattern of the minds that used it[4]. Quick Ben described her as the Empress' personal mage-killer.[7]

In Gardens of the Moon Edit

In 1161BS, Lorn was assigned to investigate the Itko Kan Massacre, where she recruited Ganoes Paran into her service[8]. Her link to Paran, enabling her to sense his whereabouts, was eventually severed by Oponn[9].

In 1163BS, she was given the task of freeing the Jaghut Tyrant Raest from his imprisonment with the help of the T'lan Imass, Onos T'oolan, whom she nicknamed "Tool". This took her all the way to Darujhistan.

After succeeding in freeing the Tyrant, she buried Raest's finnest in the garden of the Simtal/Coll Estate and set off in pursuit of the Coin Bearer. On her way, she released a soletaken demon Lord of Galayn on the city.

As she made her move to kill the Coin Bearer, she was intercepted and engaged in combat by Corporal Blues of the Crimson Guard. Though she managed to break off the fight and escape, she was gravely wounded. Just as she thought she was safe, she encountered Meese and Irilta, who had been sent after her by the Eel. She was then found by Paran and died in his arms.

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. Gardens of the Moon, Dramatis Personae, UK MMPB p. xiii
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.20
  3. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.27
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.28
  5. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.25
  6. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.43
  7. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 4, UK MMPB p.131
  8. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.22-29
  9. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, UK MMPB p.315
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