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The Pannion Seer was a Prophet Tyrant ruling the Pannion Domin,[1] lands southeast of Darujhistan.[2] He was a hunched and twisted old man who spoke with an ancient, high-pitched and quavering voice. His eyes appeared as if they were lit by torches and his sorcery smelled "of ice on the wind".[3]

In Memories of IceEdit

The Pannion Seer was the creator and priest-king[4] of the Pannion army, including the Tenescowri. His purpose was to inflict as much damage and pain as possible to everyone. To do so, he allied himself with an insane K'Chain Che'Malle matron, whose control over her undead K'ell Hunters allowed him an edge against any who opposed him.

After successfully bringing a large part of the east of Genabackis under his control, the Pannion Seer and the Domin suffered their first defeat at Capustan. Determined to stop the Seer, the combined forces of Dujek's outlawed Malaz 5th Army, Anomander Rake's Tiste Andii, and various forces under the command of Caladan Brood marched for Coral where the Seer decided the Domin would make its last stand. He, and his empire, were ultimately defeated at great cost to their attackers.

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

It was revealed that he was actually the Jaghut boy who, around the age of five along with his sister, had been thrust into the Rent at Morn by the renegade Imass Bonecaster, Kilava Onass. The Bonecaster erroneously thought she was sending the children into Omtose Phellack where they would be safe from the Imass hunting them, not realizing until afterwards that what she had done would instead cause them an eternal life of immense suffering. Her actions also had the unintended consequence of freeing the K'Chain Che'Malle matron whose soul had previously been used to seal the rent. The matron managed to take the young boy with her but left the sister.[5][6]

As Coral was falling, Quick Ben and Paran abducted the Seer via a Warren portal. Kilava Onass followed them, bent on revenge as the Seer had killed Toc the Younger who had been her brother Onos T'oolan's friend. Quick and Paran brokered a deal that exchanged the Finnest containing the Matron's power against the sister of the Seer within the Rent. Quick Ben established that the Seer had not been using Omtose Phellack but the Warren of Chaos and had been manipulated into his twisted thinking by the Crippled God.[7]

Once the girl had been freed, the party travelled to a cavern beneath the earth where the Seer freed his Warren of Omtose Phellack which immediately began to cool the fever caused in Burn by the poisoning of the Crippled God. This final manifestation of the Warren would be protected by Burn from the prying eyes of the Imass and allow the Jaghut to raise his sister in peace.[8]

Significant plot details end here.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Gardens of the Moon, Dramatis Personae, UK MMPB p.xvi
  2. Gardens of the Moon, Glossary, UK MMPB p.704
  3. Memories of Ice, Chapter 12
  4. Memories of Ice, Dramatis Personae
  5. Memories of Ice, Prologue, UK MMPB p.26-34
  6. Memories of Ice, Chapter 25, UK MMPB p.1136/1137
  7. Memories of Ice, Chapter 25, UK MMPB p.1134/1141
  8. Memories of Ice, Chapter 25, UK MMPB p.1141/1143
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