Appeared in chapters 48
A cook of the Beldrobbaen servant-caste.
Appearance & Personality
Macmu'fin is a small and frail drowolath with short white hair and amber eyes. He is, as with most of the servant class, submissive and unassuming. However, he holds a significant amount of pride in the Beldrobbaen clan and the servant caste, willing to stand up to even his Ill'haress in defense of his views.
The Flower Plague
He first appears shortly after the Puppeteer Incident, scratching at a wound on the left side of his face. As Hile'wen briefs Waes'soloth on current events, they encounter the unkempt servant. Her patience taxed to its limit and wary of another attack while the Beldrobbaen recover, Waes orders all not of Val blood evicted from the tower, personally throwing Macmu'fin to the elevator platform.
A short time later, he approaches Waes'soloth as she seeks to be alone following the relevations of the Flower Plague. He petitions her to allow the servant caste entry to serve once more, which Waes'soloth intially rejects. As Waes explains her rationale of protecting the Beldrobbaen, Macmu'fin surprises her by interjecting that the servant caste, too, is Beldrobbaen. Though taken aback by this view, Waes'soloth takes note of his sores and refuses to allow those infected by the plague to reenter. Confused, he explains that it is not an infection, but an injury received when he angered a young Val in the servant's kitchen. Though wary, Waes'soloth accepts this explantion, beginning to suspect a connection.
They reenter the Beldrobbaen tower together and come upon Verthandi as she is subjected to an attack from an angry mob. Spotting the young Val who attacked him in the kitchen, he identifies her to his Ill'haress. Her attempts to proclaim innocence are quickly undermined by the Macmu'fin's testimony, and she moves to strike the servant before being restrained by Waes'soloth, who openly notes discrepancies her her story. Realizing herself caught in her own lies, the the young Val abruptly snaps and gleefully lashes out verbally at the ancient Beldrobbaen matriarch. As Waes attempts to calm the hysterical Val, she throws a vial of the flower toxin at the Ill'haress, reveling in her fate. As others move to attack her, she opens her robes, revealing dozens of vials of the toxin. Realizing the danger, and having already been struck by one such vial, Waes'soloth orders the others to evacuate the room, sealing herself in the room with the deranged poisoner until help can arrive.
This help ultimately takes the form of the Val'Jaal'darya. Having been convinced by Macmu'fin of the need for outside aid, Waes'soloth allowed the servant caste to request outside assistance and the Jaal'darya answered the call. As they arrive, Naubol'oth breaks the sealed entrance and allows both Waes'soloth and the poisoner to exit together. The deranged Val's mind having broken under the strain of her actions, Waes'soloth commands that she be taken to a calm place to rest. Macmu'fin is then tended to by the Jaal'darya along with the rest of the clan.
"The servant caste toils to keep the clan working. We clean, we cook, we repair, we serve in every way. My children are born up here and will one day serve just as I do. We are Beldrobbaen!" -Proudly defending his caste's loyalty and worth.
This article reflects events up to chapter 48.