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The Nameless Ones were an ancient order of priests who worshipped the Azath Houses. According to Trell legend, their origins dated back to the time of the First Empire.[1]

They considered themselves the servants of the Azath, the shapers of their will.

Spite was one of the Nameless Ones.[citation needed]

In Deadhouse Gates Edit

Four Nameless Ones were found dead in Raraku by a traveling party consisting of Mappo, Icarium, Iskaral Pust, Apsalar, Crokus, Rellock and Fiddler. Iskaral Pust, Shadowthrone's High Priest, vehemently denied that they were Nameless Ones, insisting that Dancer and the Talon had eradicated the Nameless Ones at Kellanved's command. The Nameless Ones had secrets that made Kellanved vulnerable and had continued to resent his use of the Deadhouse.[2] This claim was inadvertently verified by Apsalar, based on memories she retained from her possession by Cotillion.[3] Mappo said that, in reality, Kellanved's purge was limited to the Malazan Empire, adding that Nameless Ones occasionally visited his tribe.[4]

Mappo told Icarium that it was the Nameless Ones who appointed his guardians.[5]

In House of Chains Edit

It was revealed that B'ridys was an ancient monastery of the order and also that the Tanno claimed that their faith was a direct descendant of the Nameless Ones.

In Midnight TidesEdit

Kettle recalled being called 'Nameless One' by Nerek witches.[6]

In The BonehuntersEdit

The Nameless Ones were responsible for releasing Dejim Nebrahl and also employed the Gral tribesman Taralack Veed to replace Mappo Runt as Icarium's companion. It was revealed that the Nameless Ones and Shadowthrone were mutually concerned about the other's activities, or more precisely, lack of knowledge about the motivation behind those activities. A priest of the Nameless Ones assassinated Mebra before Apsalar reached him.

It was revealed that, contrary to Mappo's belief that Icarium had murdered his clan, it had been the Nameless Ones who had done the deed in order to manipulate Mappo into becoming Icarium's protector.

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