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Lyam ConDoin

Lyam ConDoin is a fictional character appearing in the books of Raymond E. Feist.

Description

As a youth Lyam was tall and powerfully built with blonde hair shoulder length hair and a closely trimmed beard. He had his mother's smile and always looked on the verge of laughter.

Biography

Lyam ConDoin was born in Castle Crydee the son of Duke Borric ConDoin of Crydee and Catherine and aunt of King Rodric IV. He was the eldest child and had a younger brother, Arutha, and a younger sister Carline. As a member of the royal house he was a Prince of the Realm from birth. As a child he was tutored by Father Tully, Swordmaster Fannon and Kulgan the magician. As a child he had to punished many times for breaking rules when caught. At the time of Pug's choosing before the start of the Riftwar he was 20 years old being 2 years older than Arutha.

When Crydee became aware of the threat of to the Kingdom posed by the Tsurani, Lyam was left in command as his father left to bear the warning to Krondor and then Rodric in Rillanon. During his command of the Crydee he followed the advice of Swordmaster Fannon instead of that of his brother. At the start of the third year of the war he left Crydee to becomes his fathers aide-de-camp in Yabon. He was succeeded as commander by Fannon instead of his brother who was by this time the same age that Lyam had been when he gained command.

Near the end of the Riftwar his father is mortally wounded and as he lays dieing Lyam has to put thought to the message of a possible treaty brought by Kasumi and Laurie from the Emperor. At the time of his fathers death the heir to the throne Prince Erland of Krondor is dead so he becomes heir to the throne. On his deathbed Borric recognises Martin Longbow as his eldest son, which shocks Lyam. SHortly before his death from wounds in battle Rodric names Lyam as his heir as eldest male ConDoin. This disturbs Lyam as Martin should have first claim. Lyam agrees to peace with the Tsurani and during the peace treaty signing he takes part in the battle after the betrayal of Macros the Black.

Lyam becomes King of the Isles despite telling Martin that he should be heir as Martin renounces his claim and those of his future progeny. Pug and Kulgan believe that he would make a good King as people would follow him to death. After his coronation he sets out on a tour of the eastern realms with his two brothers.

Family

  • Magda of Roldem wife
    • Randolph ConDoin son
  • Malcom ConDoin uncle
  • Borric ConDoin father
  • Catherine mother
    • Martin Longbow half-brother
    • Arutha ConDoin brother
    • Anita ConDoin sister-in-law
      • Borric ConDoin nephew
        • Patrick ConDoin great-nephew
      • Erland ConDoin nephew
      • Elena ConDoin niece
      • Nicholas ConDoin nephew
    • Carline ConDoin sister
    • Laurie of Tyr-Sog brother-in-law
  • Rodric ConDoin cousin
  • Pug ConDoin adopted cousin

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