”"I like cutting off toes"—Tonk Fah to Denth and Vivenna
Appearance and Personality
Attributes and Abilities
Tonk Fah is a capable warrior and extremely strong. He takes on five Lifeless when fleeing the raid in the slums and even incapacitates two as they try to kill Vivenna. Both of these abilities seem to be enhanced by his great size.
When Vivenna arrives in T'Telir, Tonk Fah and his companion Denth intercept her as she goes to meet Lemex, the Idrian spymaster in the town. He helps convince her with his casual, somewhat jovial style that he is a simplistic and misunderstood mercenary. He appears to be eager to please and quite diligent in carrying out orders.
He helps ransack Lemex's home in search of his valuables and plans and helps guard Vivenna while she meets with Idrian slum lords . Behind the scenes, Tonk Fah has already killed at least three Idrian soldiers sent to retrieve Vivenna from Lemex's ransacked house.
After Parlin dies, Vivenna escapes into the streets. During her escape attempt she first tries to awaken Tonk Fah's cloak, but due to a bad command this does not work; she instead uses Clod's lifeless command as a distraction. While starving on the streets, Vivenna sees that the first soup kitchen she goes to is being watched by Tonk Fah, and thus she avoids going to any of soup kitchens even while on the verge of death.
After Vivenna sneaks into the Court of the Gods in order to help free Vasher with the guidance of Nightblood, she comes across Denth torturing Vasher, with Tonk Fah idly sleeping with his back against the wall. Vivenna uses an Awakened rope to strangle Tonk Fah, which distracts Denth as he moves to help Tonk Fah escape the binding.
While Tonk Fah keeps an eye on her during the duel between Denth and Vasher, she realizes that he was still wearing the same cloak she had placed her BioChromatic Breath into. She uses this to distract Denth.
”Don't make important people angry unless you're getting paid by people who are even more powerful.—Tonk Fah to Vivenna
|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|