Chapter:Eight - Thieves, Heretics, and Whores (The Name of the Wind)
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Entering a small town, Kvothe’s troupe are met with mistrust from the mayor and constables. They have a writ which reverses the situation. Kvothe meets Ben and invites him to the troupe.
- 1 Characters
- 2 Locations
- 3 Groups
- 4 Objects
- 5 Terms
Characters physically appearing in the chapter
- Kvothe refers to himself in the first person, as the narrator.
- Arliden was Edema Ruh, and was supposedly a better actor and musician than any have ever seen. Supposedly lured his wife away from her old life with sweet music and sweeter words.
- Laurian was Edema Ruh and had a gift for words.
- Mayor of the town they’re performing in.
- Trip was a juggler, often seen in jester’s motley.
- Marion and his wife were puppeteers.
- Abenthy was Kvothe’s first real teacher. An arcanist, tinker and peddler. Also called Ben.
- Tom is the Mayor’s constable.
Characters mentioned in the chapter, but not physically present
- Baron Greyfallow is Kvothe's troupe's patron. His colours are Green and Grey. He is Lord of the eastern marshes, Hudumbran-by-Thiren, the Wydeconte Hills and of Trelliston; Viscount of Montrone.
- Laclith is a huntsman who traveled with the troupe for a season.
- Hetera a lady that fascinates kvothe in a way he can't quite understand.
- Squire Semelan owns a fiefdom within Baron Greyfallow’s barony. Thin gentlemen, tidy little beard. Lovely singing voice.
- Branston a local who’s daughter was gotten pregnant by a previous troupe.
- Tehlu is mentioned in a play.
- Taborlin the Great is said to know magic like calling the wind, as Abenthy does.
Locations mentioned in the chapter, but not physically visited
- Three Crossings is where some of Kvothe’s, and presumably his mother’s, relatives live.
- Baron Greyfallow’s Manor where Kvothe’s troupe visited and performed.
- Commonwealth is mentioned in relation to the law.
- Modeg is referenced as having royal courts, and courtesans.
- Atur is mentioned, as being fairly close.
Groups physically appearing in the chapter
- Edema Ruh are travelling performers, also known simply as The Ruh. Possibly an ethno-religious or ethno-superstitious group.
- Lord Greyfallow’s Men are Kvothe specific Troupe.
Objects physically appearing in the chapter
- features as a fixtures on Abenthy’s wagon.
- Midwinter Pageantry is mentioned as a large spectacle.
- Solinade Games is mentioned as a large spectacle.
- Arcanist is mentioned as a profession, mistrusted in some areas.
- Sympathy is mentioned in relation to lamps on Ben’s wagon.
- Daeonica is a play with an exorcism scene.
- Malefaction is not explained, but listed and something Abenthy does not do.
- Lacillium is an antidote to certain poisons.
- Farien the Fair is a play.