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Ferro Maljinn
Ferro Maljinn as illustrated by Gabriela Shel
Culture Kantic
Book(s) The Blade Itself (POV)
Before They Are Hanged (POV)
Last Argument of Kings (POV)

Ferro Maljinn is a former slave of the Gurkhul and the deadliest woman of the south.


Ferro has short, spiky black hair and dark skin. She has a thin scar across the right side of her face, starting at the eyebrow and ending across her lips. But her most remarkable feature is the "deep, rich, golden" color of her slightly slanted eyes.[1]


Ferro is friendless; everyone she ever cared about has either betrayed her or died. She treats everyone with the deepest suspicion. Her only desire is vengeance against the Gurkish. She is extremely skilled with a bow, but she uses a scimitar-like curved sword at close range.


When she was twelve years old, she was bought by Susman who owned place where girls would be trained to please men and then sold at a profit. Two years later, she stole a knife and cut a big gash across her face, cutting her price down by three quarters[2].

Ferro is a descendant of the demons, and possesses several traits of their bloodline. Her physical capabilities (strength, speed, precision, senses) exceed normal human limits. Her vision is especially acute; she can see in near-total darkness and her distance perception is as good as a man with a spyglass. However, she is completely color-blind. Her demonic heritage also allows Ferro to handle the Seed without harming her physically, and apparently allowed her to sense its presence and locate it within the House of the Maker.

Recent EventsEdit

The Blade ItselfEdit

Ferro begins The Blade Itself burying fallen comrades when she is approached by the magus Yulwei. She reluctantly follows Yulwei after realizing she has no other choice. Yulwei uses his powers to make them appear invisible as they creep past several campfires surrounded by Gurkish soldiers. Ferro manages to flee from Yulwei but she is attacked by two Eaters. Yulwei appears and saves Ferro, who agrees to go with Yulwei once again. They pass the Union city of Dagoska, which the Gurkish are planning to lay siege to. Eventually, Ferro escapes the continent of Kanta with the help of Yulwei, who brings her to his brother, Bayaz.

Ferro becomes a target of the Inquisition for questioning and she and Logen are chased by several practicals through the agriont. Logen enters his Bloody-Nine rage mode and kills or injures the practicals chasing them, allowing Logen and Ferro to escape.

At the end of The Blade Itself, Ferro joins Bayaz, Logen, Quai, Jezal and Longfoot on their quest to find The Seed.

Before They are HangedEdit

Ferro sets out across the Old Empire with Bayaz, Jezal, Logen, Quai and Longfoot in search of the Seed, which Bayaz believes his hidden at the other side of the broken mountains on an island called Shabulyan. One night, Ferro attempts to flee but is persuaded to stay by Logen.

Bayaz leads them into the ruined city of Aulcus, where they are attacked by hoards of Shanka. Logen and Ferro become stranded from the others under the ruins. Ferro witnesses Logen kill a group of Shanka in one of his Bloody-Nine transformations. The two of them become close and, after escaping from the ruins, decide to make love. Ferro regrets the decision.

Ferro and Logen become reunited with the others and they continue on their quest, which takes them across the broken mountains. They reach the island of Shabulyan and Bayaz believes he has found the seed. However, it turns out to be just a rock. Having failed in their quest, they set off back to Adua.

Last Argument of KingsEdit

Ferro's exposure to the Seed during Bayaz's battle with Tolomei at the House of the Maker allowed her body to heal her broken hand and a broken arm in minutes. After confronting the Hundred Words with Bayaz at the Battle of Adua , her prolonged exposure to the Seed apparently caused her to hear voices that may be the voices of the Tellers of Secrets . As a result, she may be losing her sanity. Also by the same token however, her strength, speed, and sight increase by epic proportions. Also, she gains the power to manipulate temperature to chilling degrees, so much that she can turn water under her feet into ice and walk onto it. Ferro also gains the ability to fall from miles high but land softly, and turn her skin to a bright white light. Her strength after the seed's effects are shown in an engagement with an eater, during wich the eater tries to assainate Ferro. Ferro, however, was able to break off the eaters hand, and then crush it between her palms.


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  1. The Blade Itself, Nobody's Dog
  2. Before They Are Hanged, Scars

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