Udinaas [oo-din-us][1] was a slave serving the Sengar household of the Hiroth tribe of the Tiste Edur.[2] He was described as having regular, unimpressive features.[3]

Kettle described his face as that of a kind person and that Udinaas had a lean, tanned body.[4]

History Edit

Udinaas had been a young sailor in the third year of his family's indenture to the merchant Intaros of Trate when he was aboard the whaler Brunt on a return run from Beneda waters. The crew were tugging the carcasses of three sows back to the neutral waters west of Calach Bay when they were spotted by five K'orthan ships of the Hiroth tribe of the Tiste Edur. Due to his greed, the captain refused to dump his prize. After being captured, he and the officers were tied to one of the sow corpses to be eaten by the sharks whilst Udinaas and the rest of the crew were taken as slaves. Thus, Udinaas became part of the Sengar household.[2]

In Midnight Tides Edit

Menandore by Plugo

Menandore and Udinaas by PLUGO

Udinaas had romantic inclinations towards a fellow slave, Feather Witch who was a caster of the tiles. During a casting she came under attack from a Wyval and he rushed to her rescue. While wrestling with the Wyval, Udinaas became infected with its blood causing him to be possessed by it.[2]

He was raped by Menandore[5] who used his seed to beget him a son, Rud Elalle.[6]

When the expedition of six warriors sent into the wastelands returned with the body of Rhulad Sengar, Udinaas was tasked with the ritual dressing of the corpse with heated coins. He witnessed as the coin-covered Rhulad came back to life, a consequence of the cursed sword the young Sengar held in his hand. Udinaas comforted Rhulad upon the resurrection and removed the coins from the man's eyelids. Rhulad then demanded that Udinass should become his personal slave.[7]

Udinaas accompanied Rhulad during the conquest of Lether. Upon reaching Letheras, even as Rhulad was killed in a duel with Finadd Moroch Nevath, Udinaas' body was hijacked by the Wyval within him, who transformed Udinaas into a large, winged creature, making him move towards the location of the barrow of the Wyval's master, Silchas Ruin. Thus Udinaas was not there to comfort Rhulad as he came back to life again, something that was viewed as a betrayal by the Sengars. On the way to the barrow, Udinaas in his winged shape, destroyed several dozen Jheck Soletaken wolves and some Edur fighters, finally arriving at Silchas' barrow. There the Wyval separated itself from his host body, leaving Udinaas very nearly dead from the ordeal. The wraith Wither prompted Kettle to save Udinaas by dripping a little of her blood on to the decimated body.[8][9]

In Reaper's Gale Edit

The Travellers by Autumn Tavern

The Travellers by Autumn Tavern

After escaping Letheras, Udinaas was briefly captured when trying to steal food, but was rescued by Silchas Ruin.[10]

His group were welcomed by the Tiste Andii of the Bluerose when they met Clip, who had been sent by the Onyx Order, specifically Ordant Brid, and the group travelled by Kurald Galain to Andara.[11]

He continued his travels with Fear Sengar, Seren Pedac, Kettle, Wither, and Silchas Ruin, ostensibly in search of the soul of Scabandari Bloodeye, but it became clear that different members sought different goals.

During his travels the Errant, Feather Witch, and Menandore all sought to use him, but he refused all of them.

When they arrived at the Refugium, Wither attempted to strangle Udinaas, but he was saved by Seren who used Mockra to dispel Wither.

In Dust of Dreams Edit

Udinaas agreed that Silchas Ruin should take on the training of Rud Elalle.

In The Crippled God Edit

Udinaas took to talking to himself. Kilava asked him to lead her people out of the Refugium to a place of safety.


Kettle: "Why don’t any of you like each other? I like all of you. Even Wither."
Udinaas: "It’s all right. We’re all just tortured by who we are, Kettle."
―When Kettle was distressed because the grown-ups were so mean to each other[src]

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