Rosof Tions Sarghress
Dev'ess - House Tions
- Only confirmed male Dev'ess
Rosof is the patriarch of the Tions line and one of the oldest advisers in the Sargress clan. He is the one that gave Quain'tana the large wolves that would become her clan's iconic mounts. He also serves as the Dev'ess of the Tions subhouse.
Appearance and Personality
Rosof is old and grizzled - he has seen plenty of battle in his day. His right eye was blinded in his duel with Quain'tana and has a prominent scar covering it. He deeply respects Quain'tana despite her ruthlessness, and he provides her the wisdom of his years freely. He is suffering from the latter stages of mana deprivation, leaving him visibly aged and with a prominent stoop.
Biography - Background
Centuries before the main story, Lord Rosof Tions was the leader of a settlement at Machike'Shikumo. During the year 704 Moonless Age, Quain'tana Val'Sarghress, then merely the general of a ragtag group of mercenaries, waged war on Machike in the name of conquest. He personally challenged Quain'tana to a duel in attempt to decide the fate of the settlement with no further bloodshed. Though he fought valiantly, losing his right eye in the process, he was defeated by Quain'tana and ultimately surrendered his territory. In return for his knowledge and a pack of dire wolves to use as mounts in battle, he was able secure the lives of his people by joining with Quain'tana's army.
He went on to stand by Quain'tana's side and saw her through the rise of the Sarghress clan to Val status, personally accompanying her as they cemented the Sarghress alliance to the Val'Sullisin'rune. Despite the fact that he is male, Rosof is so well-respected by Quain'tana that his line in the clan carries his name rather than that of his mate. He remains a trusted friend and adviser to Quain'tana, having served alongside the mercenary queen for centuries.
"You wish for a lot, mercenary queen, and some things come at a price." - Speaking to Quain'tana regarding their alliance with the Val'Sullisin'rune.
Concept sketch of a young Rosof, by Kite.
This article reflects events up to chapter 39.