Sethre Vethna

Pronunciation: SAY-threh VEHTH-nah

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown

Motto: Advancement at any cost

Desires: To become head priest of Thesl

Weapon of Choice: Deception

Description: Red-streaked and watering, Sethre’s dark eyes shifted in their swollen sockets and gave him the aspect of a creature feral and diseased. I thought of him as the dog that watches and waits to bite until you’ve turned away. On the whole his face was our father’s, broad and thick-browed, and his body, too, blessed with natural stoutness that brought him more respect than he deserved. Like me, he wore a long blue tunic and sheepskin mantle and had pinned his conical cap upon his left shoulder to signify he was yet a priest in training. The pin fastened through his cap was a disk of pure gold with a dozen black agates circled about its rim and filigreed blue glass at its center.

Discussion Questions for Sethre

 

  • Why does he steal Leures’ augury?
  • Do you have a favorite scene?
  • What’s your best-loved quote?
  • Why does he speak against Leures?
  • Did he deserve Leures’ wrath?
  • Should Leures have forgiven him?

Broad-shouldered and paunchy, my brother had aged into softness as most pampered men do. From where I stood, I could smell the odor of olive oil and wine and temple incense he oozed. Beneath all, hung a greasy stench reminiscent of pig flesh. Speechless, he squinted and blinked, staring at me. I wondered if he’d forgotten my name. My face couldn’t have been so changed from the one he’d seen daily in our youth.

GATES THE HOURS KEEP

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