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Kazan Smedry is a member of House Smedry. He is the son of Leavenworth Smedry and the brother of Attica and Pattywagon.
Appearance and Personality
Kazan is described as having a wide face with a broad chin and dark, curly hair. He wears rugged clothing, and is about four feet tall. He tends to go by the nickname Kaz.
He acts as a guide for the group, and like most Smedrys, he enjoys going on adventures and doing dangerous things. Kazan does not like being referred to by his height, though he keeps an extensive list of reasons why short people are better than tall people.
Attributes and Abilities
Like all Smedrys, Kazan has a Smedry Talent. His talent is getting lost and is a space Talent on the Incarnate Wheel. This allows him to effectively transport himself and whoever follows him to another place, but it may take weeks to get to the destination. The Talent is easier to activate if he is already lost, but would have limitations when he is at places that are unlikely to get lost. Parallels are made to Transporter's Glass.
Kaz is also able to use Warrior's lenses and can pilot silimatic vehicles. Additionally, he is a prominent scholar of arcane theory and is thus very knowledgeable about Smedry Talents and the Incarna. He is the first person to teach Alcatraz about the Incarnate Wheel.
Kazan's father is Leavenworth Smedry, and the two are very close, sharing an affectionate bond. Both enjoy needling each other over their reckless tendencies. Kaz even says that he knows Leavenworth better than anyone else.
Kazan also seems close to his brother Attica—Attica greets him enthusiastically upon their reunion in the Library of Alexandria, and Kaz speaks of Attica and his accomplishments with admiration. However, Kaz has also called Attica an idiot and admits his brother isn't perfect.
In addition, Kaz seems to be the only one of the Smedrys to view Shasta with anything other than distrust. Though he believed it was foolish for Attica to marry her, he thinks they did truly love each other and that she wasn't the worst of Librarians.
Kaz initially dislikes his nephew Alcatraz due to a social faux pas Alcatraz makes when they first meet, but the two eventually develop a good relationship. Alcatraz comes to Kaz for advice about his theories on Smedry Talents and the Incarna, and confides his anxieties about his parents, while Kaz is a helpful and supportive figure for him.
- His name is a reference to a defunct Russian "mental health" prison in Kazan.
- ↑ The Scrivener's Bones chapter 2Summary: The Scrivener's Bones/Chapter_2#
- ↑ a b The Scrivener's Bones chapter 3Summary: The Scrivener's Bones/Chapter_3#
- ↑ The Scrivener's Bones chapter 6Summary: The Scrivener's Bones/Chapter_6#
- ↑ a b The Scrivener's Bones chapter 10Summary: The Scrivener's Bones/Chapter_10#
- ↑ The Knights of Crystallia chapter 20Summary: The Knights of Crystallia/Chapter_20#
- ↑ The Scrivener's Bones chapter 4Summary: The Scrivener's Bones/Chapter_4#
- ↑ The Shattered Lens chapter 1010Summary: The Shattered Lens/Chapter_1010#
- ↑ The Scrivener's Bones chapter 20Summary: The Scrivener's Bones/Chapter_20#
- ↑ The Scrivener's Bones chapter 12Summary: The Scrivener's Bones/Chapter_12#
- ↑ The Shattered Lens chapter Four Teens and a PickleSummary: The Shattered Lens/Chapter_Four Teens and a Pickle#
- ↑ Alcatraz Annotations
— Arcanum - 2012-03-20Cite: Arcanum-13678#