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Fob is a merchant landowner in T'Telir, the capital of Hallandren on Nalthis.
Appearance and Personality
He is a small, skeletal man with a suspicious nature.
“I knew there was more behind that girl's arrival than simple chance. ”
Fob owned forested land in Hallandren. He made a deal with the Hallandren government to borrow Lifeless workers to clear his land so that he could rent it out to farmers. As payment for the loan of the Lifeless, all of the food produced on Fob's land would become the property of the Returned gods during wartime. He was one of Denth and Tonk Fah's many contacts in T'Telir; they had some history together and he knew that they were unscrupulous mercenaries.
As part of his plan to sow chaos in the city during the Pahn Kahl rebellion, Denth hoped to convince Fob to harvest his lands early, thereby reducing the food stores available to Hallandren during a potential war with Idris. At a meeting in a local restaurant, Denth told Fob that war was inevitable, and that an early harvest would net him a nice profit and avoid potential losses should the crops on his land be commandeered by the government. Fob did not trust Denth and was not swayed by his logic, countering that Hallandren and Idris always seemed to be on the brink of war and that harvesting early would only serve to help his competition if the two countries remained peaceful. However, Vivenna revealed her identity by displaying her Royal Locks, shocking Fob and adding credibility to Denth's position. He then promised to consider Denth's proposal.
|Characters||Vasher · Vivenna · Siri · Lightsong · Denth · Susebron · Llarimar · Bluefingers · Blushweaver · Nightblood|
|Places||Hallandren · T'Telir · Idris · Kuth · Huth · Tedradel · Court of Gods|
|Magic||Awakening · BioChromatic Breath · Drab · Heightening· Ichor-alcohol · Lifeless · Returned|
|Mythology and Lore||Endowment · Austrism · Five Scholars · Iridescent Tones · Manywar · Kalad's Phantoms|