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Aimanan was a Jaghut warrior of the group of The Fourteen Undead Jaghut. This group of Jaghut first appeared in the Wastelands of Lether around the time of the Bonehunters' arrival in the Letherii Empire.[1][2]

In Dust of Dreams[]

  • Eastward travel across the Lether Wastelands[5]

In The Crippled God[]

  • Encounter in the Lether Wastelands with Stormy[7]
  • Final obsequies at the Imass barrow in Kolanse[10]

In Forge of Darkness[]

Many millennnia in the past Aimanan dwelt in an ancestral keep in the Jaghut Odhan of the Jaghut Realm - the ancient homeland of the Jaghut, located to the far west of Kurald Galain - the home of the Tiste and of the city of Kharkanas.[11][12][13]

Around this time, Hood - who lived in a keep near Aimanan - was driven insane with grief due to the murder of his wife. Subsequently, Hood declared his intention to wage war on Death. Hood sent out a call - presumably including Aimanan - for allies in this undertaking,[14] to which tens of thousands of various peoples and races responded, gathering on the Jaghut Odhan.[15]

In Fall of Light[]

Hood ritually invoked a Long Night over the encampment in the Jaghut Odhan, thus stopping time there and enabling the passage of his army through a gate into the realm of the dead - where the army would, at last, be able to wage war on their avowed enemy, Death.[16][17][18] Surrounding Hood when the Long Night began was the core of his army, Hood's Fourteen, which presumably included Aimanan. Hood's entire army - also presumably including Aimanan - then left. According to Korya Delath, they had stepped outside of time and were as good as dead.[19]


Gedoran: "...slaughter it shall be! Alas the wrong way round! And there but fourteen of us. Aimanan--you are good with numbers! Does fourteen...Jaghut constitute a slaughter?"
Aimanan: "With five thousand Imass, I would think so...!"
―exchange between Gedoran and Aimanan at the Battle of the Spire[src]


There is some speculation that Aimanan was Hood as the two names are listed in the Appendix of The Crippled God on one line. It is probable however, that that was a type-setting mistake as in the Dramatis Personae of The Crippled God, Aimanan and Hood are mentioned separately in the list of the Fourteen Jaghut. From a timeline point of view it seems unlikely as well as Hood climbed up to the Spire during the Battle of the Spire whilst the Fourteen were fighting far below.[20] The final scene with the Jaghut also supports the notion that Hood was not with them during the fight.[21] The maps of the Jaghut Odhan included with Forge of Darkness and Fall of Light seem to prove that Hood and Aimanan were indeed separate characters. The maps show the keeps of eight of the Fourteen Jaghut and Hood's and Aimanan's keeps are shown as occupying completely separate locations.

Notes and references[]

  1. Dust of Dreams, Chapter 13, US HC p.412-413
  2. The Crippled God, Chapter 23, US HC p.762
  3. Dust of Dreams, Chapter 13, US HC p.412-415
  4. Dust of Dreams, Chapter 17, US HC p.534-537
  5. Dust of Dreams, Chapter 22, US HC p.723-724
  6. Dust of Dreams, Chapter 24, US HC p.815-816
  7. The Crippled God, Chapter 6, US HC p.168-170
  8. The Crippled God, Chapter 23, US HC p.761-762/766/780
  9. The Crippled God, Chapter 23, US HC p.762
  10. The Crippled God, Epilogue 1, US HC p.899-900
  11. Map, "Thel Akai, Jaghut, Tiste Realms", Forge of Darkness, US HC p.xiii
  12. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 3, US HC p.51-52
  13. Map, "Kurald Galain", Forge of Darkness, US HC p.xii
  14. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 16, US HC p.512-524
  15. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 20, US HC p.661-662
  16. Fall of Light, Chapter 13, US HC p.394-395
  17. Fall of Light, Chapter 22, US HC p.698
  18. Fall of Light, Chapter 23, US HC p.702-704
  19. Fall of Light, Chapter 23, US HC p.715-718
  20. The Crippled God, Chapter 23, US HC p.764-765/774-775/779-780
  21. The Crippled God, Epilogue I, US HC p.899-900
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