- "I do not grieve for my own ignorance. Why should I? Not knowing what I have missed means I do not miss what I do not know. How could I? Do you see?"
- ―Cynnigig, to Karsa Orlong
Cynnigig was a Jaghut. He was described as "bent and gaunt to the point of emaciation, wearing ragged skins and hides, long grey hair hanging in strands over a blotched, wrinkled brow, eyes the [ochre] colour of the surrounding grass" with yellowed tusks.
Cynnigig rarely got out and was proud of his ignorance of the outside world. He was prone to verbosity.
Long ago, he had aspired to be infamous, but changed his mind. He joined with the T'lan Imass and other Jaghut, like Aramala, to defeat the Jaghut Tyrants. Later, the T'lan Imass turned upon their Jaghut allies, but Cynnigig managed to escape with little more than a broken spine.
He possessed a never emptying wine carafe.
In House of Chains
Cynnigig met Karsa Orlong in the Jhag Odhan upon the request of Aramala. He revealed that he had been using Warrens other than Omtose Phellack to avoid detection by the T'lan Imass. He claimed to have hidden in a chest, which he had magically disguised as a rock, to avoid detection by the army of the Logros T'lan Imass.
In The Bonehunters
In Forge of Darkness
Cynnigig was living near the Tower of Hate in the abandoned Jaghut city of Omtose Phellack. Draconus told his son Arathan to seek him out to take care of his horses. Draconus said Cynnigig was "strange but harmless, and has a great love for horses."
Notes and references
- House of Chains, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.578/584
- House of Chains, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.581/583
- House of Chains, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.579
- House of Chains, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.587/588
- House of Chains, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.581
- House of Chains, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.580
- House of Chains, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.582-586
- The Bonehunters, Chapter 16, US SFBC p.647-649
- Forge of Darkness, Chapter 16, UK HC p.524