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"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[src]

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.[1]

Cynnigig rarely got out and was proud of his ignorance of the outside world. He was prone to verbosity.[2]

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.[3]

Phyrlis called him brother and he called her sister, but it was unclear if this defined an actual familial relationship.[4]

He possessed a never emptying wine carafe.[5]

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.[6]

After a meal of Aras deer and wine, he took Karsa to Phyrlis who summoned a herd of Jhag horses from which the Teblor chose his new mount.[7]

In The Bonehunters[]

While investigating a K'Chain Nah'ruk Skykeep she had once encased in ice, Ganath wished she had her companions Phyrlis and especially Cynnigig at her side.[8]

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."[9]

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