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Parents Yarda
Died [1]
Nationality Idrian
World Nalthis
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Warbreaker

If you aren't familiar with a place you need to become familiar with it."

— Parlin to Vivenna [2]

Parlin is an Idrian guardsman from Nalthis.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Parlin is quiet, an accomplished hunter who prefers forests and animals to cities and people[2].

In Idris Parlin wore dull brown clothing that would help camouflage him in the mountains and forests. In T'Telir he wore clothing that helped him blend in there. A bright green hat that flopped down the side of his face and colourful vests. He was tall but not lanky.[2]

Like most Idrians he is a follower of Austre and dresses and acts with self-deprecation. he is solid and reliable.[2]


He acts as Vivenna's bodyguard when she goes secretly to T'Telir after her sister, and is several years Vivenna's senior[2].

Nevertheless, his skill at blending in with nature translates well to the city. Parlin adopts a brightly colored hat and vest in T'Telir, which Vivenna claims make him look ridiculous, but Denth points out simply make him look Hallandren[3]. Parlin also takes a shine to Jewels at one point[4].

He is tortured to death by the mercenary Tonk Fah when Denth believes Vivenna has run away[1], as only a short time previously he had talked to her on the stairs and she may have confided in him. His body is then left tied to a chair in the safe house in the slums. It works like bait in a trap because when it is discovered by Vivenna it is here she is taken by Denth and Tonk Fah.

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

Parlin is an good hunter and scout. He is able to blend into his surroundings and very observant. [2]


He is the son of General Yarda. He is the man King Dedelin would have married Vivenna to had she not been promised to the God King.[2] They were close friends throughout childhood. He is attracted to Jewels [4].


Vivenna : " Unfortunately, Parlin, people aren't like animals "
Parlin : " I know, animals make sense "



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