Corporal Tarr was a marine in Sergeant Strings' 4th Squad in the Malaz 14th Army. He was apparently nondescript, with pale, stolid features and had placid, pallid eyes. He rarely spoke and was slow to act without orders, attributes Strings felt beneficial in a corporal.
He was known for his unyielding stance with a shield. It was said that once during training, Master Sergeant Braven Tooth had spent nearly two bells pounding on him with a mace but was unable to get past the shield. His ability to remain unbudged once he planted his feet led the Master Sergeant to give him the name, "Tarr". Braven Tooth was convinced to place Tarr in the marines rather than the Heavy infantry based on Tarr's skill with a crossbow.
Tarr thought that Corabb was trying to prove himself and outdo Tarr whereas in reality, Corabb stuck close to the corporal to protect the man's weak side even though it meant disobeying Fiddler's order of guarding Bottle.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 House of Chains, Chapter 5, US SFBC p.251-252
- ↑ House of Chains, Chapter 19, US SFBC p.625
- ↑ The Bonehunters, Chapter 7, UK MMPB p.447
- ↑ Reaper's Gale, Chapter 17
- ↑ The Crippled God, Chapter 4, UK HB p.105/106