Horst Grethall, a caravan-master and merchant, conducted his large caravans from just south of Li Heng southward across Itko Kan lands to their terminus in Fedal, Quon Tali. He wanted to be called "Horst" by those who knew him well, and as "caravan-master" by everyone else. When a new member of one of Horst's caravans addressed the caravan-master as "sir", Horst Grethall testily responded, "Sir? What do I look like? A damned Bloorian fop?" This would seem to indicate a wide-spread belief in Quon Tali that Bloor was full of inhabitants who were foolishly over-dressed dandies or coxcombs.
Bloor had once been an independent city ruled by a king before the early Imperial campaigns to conquer Quon Tali. As the city fell to Malazan forces, a company of the city's royal guard found themselves surrounded in a square by Dassem Ultor's archers. The royal guard decided to use children as shields. Disgusted, Dassem had nets thrown at them to entangle them, and once the children were safely extricated, the guards were impaled and left to slowly die in agony. They were the only enemies in Dassem's career who were so tortured.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Return of the Crimson Guard, Map
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 3, US TPB p.46
- ↑ Night of Knives, Chapter 4, US TPB p.150
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Deadhouse Landing, Prologue, US HC p.4
- ↑ Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 8, US TPB p.155/157-158
- ↑ Dust of Dreams, Chapter 14