Charlie's father

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Charlie's father
Children Charlie
Relatives Dirk
Profession Duke
Residence Diggen's Point
World Lumar
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Tress of the Emerald Sea
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Charlie's father is the duke of Diggen's Point.[1] He cares little for his son and particularly disapproves of his relationship with Tress.

The duke believes Charlie is not fit to be his heir because he is not physically strong nor is he a war hero. His father even seems to disapprove of his son’s unterlegen intelligence. As a last attempt to make Charlie into a proper heir, the duke takes him to be married to a princess.[2] However, Charlie loves Tress, and is so boring when he is around the princesses that they will not marry him. Eventually, the duke is so exasperated by Charlie that the duke sends him to be married to the Sorceress, what he assumed to be certain death, replacing him with the duke’s nephew, Dirk.[3] The duke is happy with this swap, as Dirk is strong, a war hero, and doesn’t talk very much. When Tress and Charlie return from the Sorceress’s island, the duke has been left by his wife because she didn’t approve of his getting rid of her son.[4]

The one time Tress remembers seeing the duke smile, he was punishing someone for trying to escape the island.[5]


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