The Black Moranth were one of the main infantry factions of the Moranth.

Notable Black Moranth Edit

In Gardens of the MoonEdit

On the final day of the Siege of Pale, legions of the Black Moranth lined the ridge about a quarter-mile to the west of Tattersail's position.[1] They had no active part in the battle.[2]

In accordance with the terms of their alliance with the Moranth, the Malaz 2nd Army allowed the Black Moranth entry to the city of Pale for an hour following the siege so that they might slaughter an exact number of citizens, equal to the amount of Moranth confirmed as victims of the trade war they had fought with the Free City. They killed a total of 18,739 people.[3][4]

The Black Moranth conveyed Whiskeyjack and his squad to the northern shore of Lake Azur. The Black Moranth patrol leader told the sergeant that he would always be able to count on the Moranth for assistance as he was well known amongst them. The Black also gave Whiskeyjack news of one amongst them, probably Twist, after whom the sergeant had enquired. Being asked if a patrol might be covering the area in two weeks time, the Moranth told Whiskeyjack that he himself intended leading such an unscheduled patrol. He also indicated that the Moranth might be willing to support the sergeant in a 'cleansing of worms from the empire's flesh'.[5]

In Memories of IceEdit

By the time of the Pannion War in 1164 BS, a schism had occurred amongst the Moranth, triggered by a succession of Gold Moranth defeats. Afterwards, only the Black Moranth remained loyal allies of the Malazan Empire.[6]

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