The Tiste Andii, Tiste Edur and Tiste Liosan
are races in the fantasy
series the Malazan Book of the Fallen
by Canadian author Steven Erikson
. There are a wide variety of Tiste characters in the Malazan Book of the Fallen
of major and minor importance.
Tiste Andii characters
The Tiste Andii are the supposed first offspring of Mother Dark, Goddess of the night without stars.
Second son of Mother Dark.
Former protector of the Throne of Shadow of Drift Avalii. He is introduced in House of Chains and dies in defence of the Throne, slain by Tiste Edur. (Anomander is the First Son of Mother Dark, Andarist is younger then Anomander but appers older due to the fact that he did not drink draconic blood and become an ascendent.)
Rake is a half-draconic soletaken, first son of Mother Dark and leader of the Tiste Andii. He is also known as Anomandaris Irake, Anomander Purake, Son of Darkness, Blacksword (by the Seguleh), Mane of Chaos and the Knight of High House Dark,
Rake is a Tiste Andii, nearly seven feet tall, with ebony-black skin, silver hair, sharp features and eyes with epicanthal folds and vertically-slitted pupils whose iris' change colour depending on his mood. Rake can also change form to an enormous, silver-maned black dragon. Rake is also currently the wielder of Dragnipur, a silver-hilted bastard sword forged by the Elder God Draconus.
Anomander Rake is the premiere mage of his race, and master of two Warrens
- Kurald Galain (the Elder Warren of Darkness) and Starvald Demelain (the Elder Draconic Warren).
Rake can veer into the form of an enormous black dragon, whose mouth is the gate to Kurald Galain. In this form, his eyes and mane are silver.
Rake is a formidable armed combatant, even using conventional means. Rake successfully fought his way through the city of the master swordspeople, the Seguleh, attaining the rank of Seventh - the seventh greatest swordsman in the entire people. Rake was forced to withdraw due to exhaustion before meeting the First. Using Dragnipur, Rake slew two Hounds of Shadow.
The sword Dragnipur is a long, silver-hilted bastard sword, with an inky-black blade that absorbs all light. The sword is a Warren
containing the gate to the Realm of Darkness. This gate is held within an immense cart, which is drawn by chains linked to the souls of all individuals who have been slain with Dragnipur, including the forger of the sword, the Elder God Draconus.
Appearances in the series
Rake has appeared in three novels in the series to date - Gardens of the Moon, Memories of Ice and Toll the Hounds, though he is mentioned by name in most, if not all, other books in the series.
Third son of Mother Dark.
Ruin is an albino, with white skin, white hair, and red eyes. In Eleint Soletaken form, he is an enormous white dragon, larger than Scabandari Bloodeye's Soletaken form. Weakened at the hand of Bloodeye in betrayal and taken to Azath barrow to be taken. He spoke once to the Tiste Edur, Trull Sengar, and once to Seren Padac and Hull Beddict in a specter form. In Reaper's Gale, he plays a significant role in the plot. He is considered as the most cold hearted and cruelest of the remaining three sons of Mother Dark.
Second-in-Command to Anomander Rake
in Gardens of the Moon
. She was an assassin mage who died at the end of the book. Blood-kin to Korlat and Orfantal. She was a Soletaken Eleint.
Second-in-Command to Anomander Rake
in Memories of Ice
. She was the protector of Silverfox and lover to Whiskeyjack
. Blood-kin to Serrat and sister to Orfantal. She is a Soletaken Eleint.
Brother of Korlat. In his Soletaken form, he is second only to Rake in size.
Tiste Andii spirit on the Lether
continent. Wife to Withal, Meckros blacksmith.
Tiste Liosan characters
The Tiste Liosan are the offspring of Father Light and Mother Dark, without any qualities of Dark. They have a limited and minor role in the books as their Warren
is sealed from the rest of the universe.
Son of Father Light without a mother. Champion (Knight) of High House Light. Soletaken dragon and god of the Tiste Liosan
. He is also known as Osserc
.He's also worshipped as the Lord of the Sky.
Son of Osseric (Osric) with an unknown mother. High mage of the Apocalypse.
Tiste Edur characters
The Tiste Edur are the supposed third offspring of Mother Dark and Father Light.
Known as Father Shadow. In Edur
form, he has long grey hair, and a gaunt, serious face. In battle, he wears a leather harness and a cape of K'Chain Che'Malle
hide. seized control of the Tiste Edur after supposedly killing the rightful rulers. Body was destroyed by Elder goddess Kilmandaros. Soul and power was stored in a Finnest created by Gothos as payment for freezing the Lether continent literally in both ice and time. This Finnest was then used as the basis for the formation of an Azath House in a realm or warren.
Daughter Dusk. She is cousin and sister to Sukul Ankhadu and Menandore. She had two children with Draconus named Envy and Spite. Betrayed by her sisters, she was defeated and imprisoned in the Azath house in Lether
some time following the betrayal perpetrated by her father Scabandari Bloodeye. In her Soletaken form she is a dragon of greyish brown skin.
Daughter of Deceit, also known as, Dapple. Sister to Menandore and Sheltatha Lore. Her skin is grey and black covered by a cuirass of aged iron, chain and leather braces and greaves, and a full-length sealskin cape. In her Soletaken form she is a dragon of mottled skin, neither light nor dark but an interplay between the two.
Daughter Dawn. She wears a flat, featureless gold mask with a headdress of scales around her head. She holds a sword in one hand and a double-bladed axe in the other. Her horse is bones bound by fire. In her Soletaken form she is a dragon of gold and white with fiery eyes. Mother (with the Letherii slave Udinaas) of Rud Ellale, Soletaken protector of the Bentract Imass
The Warlock King of the Six Tribes Confederacy. He is of average height and build, with skin that is lighter than most Tiste Edur
. He wears plate armor and is guarded by a wraith bodyguard. He united all the Edur tribes and rules as a dictator with the first sons of the subjected chiefs. The sons have become Mosag's K'risnan, warlock apprentices
Patriarch of the Sengar bloodline.
Matriarch of the Sengar bloodline. Edur witch of Kurald Emurlahn
The Warleader for the Tiste Edur
tribes. First son of Tomad Sengar.
Second son of Tomad Sengar. Shorn (outcast) from the Tiste Edur
nation by his mad, emperor brother Rhulad in House of Chains
. Husband to Acquitor Seren Pedac of Lether. Knight of High House Shadow
. Slain by Sirryn Kanar, a Letherii soldier in Reaper's Gale
Third son of Tomad Sengar. Slain by Karsa Orlong
while captaining the ship Silanda on a mission to find and rescue his shorn brother Trull in the Nascent.
Fourth son of Tomad Sengar and Emperor of the Tiste Edur. Slain by Karsa Orlong; witnessed by the The Crippled God.