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Llarimar

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Llarimar
Family
Children Tatara
Siblings Lightsong
Aliases Scoot
Nationality Hallandren
World Nalthis
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Warbreaker

"You are a god. To me, at least. It doesn't matter how easily you can be killed, how much breath you have, or how you look. It has to do with who you are and what you mean"

— Llarimar to Lightsong [1]

Llarimar is the high priest of Lightsong the Bold in Hallandren on Nalthis.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Llarimar was a tall, portly man with spectacles and a calm demeanor. [2]

Llarimar is a kind, peaceful and incredibly patient individual. It takes the loss of almost all hope, threats, and actual physical violence to make him even complain. He is a high priest and shows significant faith in the iridescent tones and specific devotion to the Returned Lightsong.[2] He tended to avoid politics and kept his thoughts to himself, though he demonstrates many times that he is clever enough to have made an impact.[3] Lightsong considers him the perfect high priest

He is brave. When Lightsong charges the soldiers attacking Blushweaver he follows and attempts to protect his god despite having no combat skills whatsoever.[4]

History[edit]

Llarimar had served as a priest to the Returned Kindwinds the Honest,[1], but he grew disillusioned with his gods as he spent years exposed to their venality and corruption. He had a hobby for sailing, and often brings his brother Stennimar and his daughter Tatara with him.[2] However while on a family boating excursion his boat the Red Panther was caught in a storm. His daughter was thrown from the deck to certain death, but was rescued by his brother who leaped into the sea and fastened his own lifeline to her instead. Following his sacrifice, Stennimar Returned as Lightsong the Bold. The miracle restored Llarimar's faith and he became Lightsong's high priest. He was so highly trusted that he was one of the few to whom Lightsong entrusted his Lifeless command phrase for a quarter of Hallandren's armies.[5]

Llarimar tends to his duties with fervor and actively encourages Lightsong to believe in himself. He records Lightsong's dreams and his comments on the paintings he looks at, believing his dreams to be prophetic and his comments to have godly meaning. He is strictly obedient to Lightsong and tolerates all his whims without complaint.[2] He knows Lightsong better than anyone else and can point out behaviour that was not typical of him.[6]

He assists Lightsong in his investigations at Mercystar's Palace. He also helps in the attempt to save Blushweaver.[4] When captured by the rebels, it is only when Llarimar's life is threatened that Lightsong gives up the pass phrase that controls his contingent of the Lifeless army.[7] Llarimar then confesses the truth to Lightsong about his previous life as a scribe, revealing the details of Lightsong's death and the true nature of their relationship. This confession breaks the taboo against revealing details of a Returned's former life, but he hopes that it will restore Lightsong's faith in himself and in the Iridescent Tones. [1]

Relationships[edit]

He is the brother and high priest of Lightsong and the father of Tatara. Llarimar loves and respects his brother, who died saving Llarimar's daughter, Tatara. Before Lightsong's advent, he had been having a crisis of faith; witnessing Lightsong's return lets him take irreverent quips and teasing demeanor with a respectful patience. He's also always willing to handle Lightsong's doubts about the theology of the Cult of the Returned, and discuss theology to help Lightsong through whatever questions might be worrying at him. Lightsong, in turn, respects his patient temperament and considers him the perfect high priest, though Lightsong feels Llarimar deserves a better god.[8]

His interactions with other people are limited, but he's kind to Siri on the rare occasions they spoke.

Quotes[edit]

You can't get drunk, your Grace

— Llarimar to Lightsong[9]

Trivia[edit]

  • Llarimar's nickname Scoot is a reference to Scott Franson, one of Brandon's friends.[10]

Notes[edit]

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