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"I shall dutifully record them in my List of the Fallen."
Duiker, to Lull regarding those who volunteered to hunt down the Tithansi Warleader[src]
Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about all books in the Malazan series.

Gardens of the MoonEdit

Death toll for this book per section:

  • 1.1 - 26,634
  • 1.2 - 1,620
  • 1.3 - 20
  • 1.4 - TBA
  • 1.5 - 5,009

Deaths recorded individually or with exact casualty figures givenEdit

  • Three husbands and two sons of Rigga were lost as soldiers in Malazan Wars.[1]
  • The wax-witch, Rigga, was struck down by a Malazan outrider then struck in the head by another.[2]
  • Calot was killed while defending Tattersail at his own expense. A blast of bright fire engulfed him. A Kenryll'ah demon tore Nightchill limb from limb. A'Karonys was wrapped in ethereal wings of ice freezing him where he stood. An instant later he was crushed to dust. Initially, all attacks were assumed to come from Anomander Rake however it soon transpired that these particular attacks had come from Tayschrenn. Dujek later explained the reasons for the High Mage's actions to Whiskeyjack.[8][9]
  • 4 gate guards[12] and ten Malazan Marines[13] in the lower level of Tattersail's building killed by the Hound of Shadow, Gear in his pursuit of Hairlock.[14]
  • Five roamers and an unnamed Clan Leader of Darujhistan Assassins' Guild were killed on the rooftops of Darujhistan. Though the cause was unknown at the time it was later discovered that Anomander Rake directed his Tiste Andii assassin-mages remove them from the playing field.[17]
  • On the Rhivi Plain, Toc the Younger discovered eight Malazan Marines, Jakatakan Élites, cut to pieces by Barghast sorcery. Nearby four Ilgres Barghast were also killed during the initial struggle.[18] Not far away the Barghast shaman was located with a fatal sword wound to the throat compliments of Adjunct Lorn.[19]
  • Two Malazan Marines fell while protecting Lorn, one was struck down and decapitated by an axe. The four remaining Barghast were also killed - one by Lorn's sword thrust to his chest, two to the arrows of Toc the Younger, and the last by Onos T'oolan's flint sword.[20]
  • The attempts on High Fist Dujek's life led to the deaths of four assassins killed by soldiers loyal to the fist.[21]
  • Lorn blamed Tattersail for the deaths of her mother, father and brother.[22]
  • Chert killed by Sorry. He was stabbed through his right wry eye and into his brain while standing guard outside of Phoenix Inn. His body was discovered by Crokus.[23]
  • Dashtal killed by Rallick Nom during the rooftop ambush. The crossbow bolt which killed him had been laced with white Paralt.[24]
  • A guard patrolling the D'Arle Estate was killed by Sorry.[25]
  • One of Tayschrenn's Empire Demons, a Korvalah demon by the name of Pearl, was killed by Anomander Rake with the sword Dragnipur.[26]
  • Baruk delivered the heads of two of Pale's wizards to Anomander Rake.[27]
  • 12 Great Ravens fell to the sorcery wielded by the puppet Hairlock on the Rhivi Plain.[28]
  • Ocelot assassinated by Rallick. After first stabbing him in the stomach Rallick then hammered his other dagger into Ocelot's forehead.[29]
  • Councilman Turban Orr quickly dispatched by Rallick Nom in a duel.[30]
  • A soldier killed along with his horse by Raest.[31]
  • Lorn killed by Meese's two blades to her chest.[33]
  • Serrat, killed by Vorcan's dagger in Baruk's study.[36]

Deaths recorded with approximate casualty figuresEdit

  • Approximately 250 locals of a fishing village in Itko Kan slaughtered in the Itko Kan Massacre by Hounds of Shadow (at Shadowthrone's command) to cover the abduction and possession of Sorry by Cotillion.[37]
  • According to Sorry's summation of losses for Tattersail, the Bridgeburners lost between 1,365-1,370 when 4 of the 5 tunnels collapsed. The remaining 30-35 tried to round up some help and unearth any survivors but found their efforts thwarted by the High Mage Tayschrenn.[38]

Deaths where casualty figures can be estimated to some degreeEdit

  • The captain and his entire squad of soldiers were killed by sorcery in Gerrom's Constabulary office. Discovered by Ganoes Paran.[39]
  • Tiste Andii claimed approximately 10 Daru assassins during an ambush.[40]

Deaths where casualty figures can only be guessed atEdit

  • An unknown number of citizens of Pale killed when chunks of Moon's Spawn descended on the city in a 'rain of death' during the Siege of Pale.[41]
  • Guardhouses, destroyed by Raest, that had unknown numbers of soldiers in them.[42]
  • Unknown number of party-goers, revellers and servants killed by Omtose Phellack sorcery in Simtal's garden, by Raest/Mammot.[43]

Deaths unconfirmed or with special circumstancesEdit

  • Captain Paran assassinated in an alley by Sorry/Cotillion. A long dagger to his chest and a second blade to his side. Ammanas remarked at how sloppy it was.[45] Paran awoke at Hood's Gate in the company of Ascendants. Oponn, The Twins of Chance, decided to meddle and a deal was struck on Hood's behalf that another person "in this mortal's shadow" would take the captain's place in Hood's Realm.[46]
  • Lorn stated to Toc the Younger that the Empress Laseen had regretted the death of Toc the Elder, he had been a fine commander.[47]
  • Bellurdan died with Tattersail on the Rhivi Plain when she opened her Warren and allowed High Thyr magic to engulf and burn them both beyond recognition.[48]
  • Anomander Rake killed two Hounds of Shadow, Doan and Ganrod, with Dragnipur.[50]
  • A soul-shifted puppet (Hairlock) was said to have kidnapped, tortured, and murdered a Claw in Nathilog.[51]
  • Lady Simtal took her own life with the ornamental dagger left for her by Murillio.[52]

Deadhouse GatesEdit

Death toll for this book per section:

  • 1.1 - 142
  • 1.2 - 35,069
  • 1.3 - 19,599
  • 1.4 - ±18,500
  • 1.5 - 30,073

Deaths recorded individually or with exact casualty figures givenEdit

  • Duiker mentioned that Fist Torlom was killed in her office by a Dryjhnii assassin.[55]
  • A dozen locals and two sailors were killed in the village uprising as Kulp and Duiker attempted to escape.[58]
  • Vered was killed by a harpoon while sailing away from shore with Kulp and Duiker.[59]
  • Five women were raped and murdered by 10 bandits, those bandits were later killed by Kalam and Apt.[63]
  • An insane mage from Otataral Island was killed by T'lan Imass after his attempts at magic use began to seriously damage the warren.[64]
  • The assault on the Tithansi warleader cost the Malaz 7th Army 17 soldiers[67] and a Wickan warlock.[68] The Tithansi and Semk had 31 confirmed losses: six warriors and a warleader killed by Malazan Marines, two warriors killed by Duiker, a warrior and lancer killed by Pearl, and a score of patrolling warriors killed by a sharper.[69]
  • Colonel Tras was killed at some point during the rebellion, cause of death unknown.[70]
  • A young man, Soletaken by Mappo and Icarium's estimate, was killed by Apsalar.[71]
  • Lostara Yil killed two Tithansi warriors while Pearl was attempting to aid Coltaine's assault on the Tithansi warleader.[72]
  • While traveling through Raraku with Heboric and Felisin, Kulp was killed by Gryllen. Gryllen was in possession of four undead servants, each of whom regularly complained about their deaths.[74]
  • Felisin, Heboric, Leoman, and Toblakai found the bodies of seven Whirlwind soldiers killed by a Soletaken.[75] Toblakai then hunted down and killed the Soletaken, a Nethaur.[76]
  • During the conflict between two pirate vessels and the Ragstopper, the first mate and a sailor were killed along with the Aren treasurer, his bodyguard Megara, and his other bodyguard.[79]
  • Moby killed a shapeshifter, D'ivers or Soletaken, near the door of Tremorlor.[81]
  • The nobleman Tumlit died sometime between the Battle of Sekala Crossing and the reaching of Aren, Nethpara and Pullyk Alar claimed it was due to illness.[83]
  • Nethpara was killed by Duiker in Aren.[85]
  • Pormqual was killed by a war chief in Korbolo Dom's army.[86]
  • Laseen communicated with Kalam through a corpse.[87]

Deaths recorded with approximate casualty figuresEdit

  • More than half a dozen citizens of Ehrlitan were killed by Red Blades.[88]
  • Four soldiers of the Whirlwind were killed by Fiddler, Crokus, and Apsalar in G'danisban, two more were seriously wounded (fate unknown).[90]
  • Approximately 6 Red Blades were killed by Toblakai and Leoman during the attack on Sha'ik.[91]
  • In the battle between the Ragstopper and the pirate vessels, the crews of two raider vessels (one identified as having approximately 50 fighting men aboard) were killed, along with all of the twenty marines aboard Ragstopper.[92][93][94]
  • The Battle of Vathar Crossing led to the deaths of approximately 20,000 refugees.[95][96]
  • 10,000 Malazan soldiers (High Fist Pormqual's army) were disarmed and subsequently crucified by Korbolo Dom's army.[97]
  • Of the approximately 5,000 Wickans under Coltaine before the insurrection[98], only a handful survived - 32 (including Nil and Nether) escorted refugees ahead of the rest of the army[99].

Deaths where casualty figures can be estimated to some degreeEdit

  • During The Cull of the nobility, the chain of marchers started with approximately 300 living and by the end fewer than 100 remained standing.[100]
  • All occupants and visitors of Ladro Keep were killed by Lostara Yil and her companion: at least two servants, two merchants, four soldiers, and a commander.[101]
  • Duiker observed a squad of Malazan soldiers atop sliding beds.[102]
  • Fiddler killed a small group of Gral warriors with a fired cusser.[103]
  • Three wagons of Malazan refugees were found dead by Kalam. There were only five survivors.[104]
  • Duiker estimated the peasant army at the Battle of Sekala Crossing to have "tens of thousands" of members,[105] and estimated approximately 1/3 were killed by the rigged cussers when they charged the river.[106]
  • According to Lull, the Chain of Dogs was losing nearly 20 soldiers a day following the Battle of Sekala Crossing and before reaching the P'atha river.[107]
  • Kulp, Heboric, and Felisin Paran found hundreds of dead citizens in a chamber within a buried city, their bodies turned to stone.[108]
  • Hundreds of refugees, used as bait in a trap by the Weasel Clan, were killed.[109]
  • Following the battles of Sekala and Vathar crossing, the Battle of Gelor Ridge, and the many minor skirmishes and engagements the 7th Army engaged in, before the final push to Aren, Duiker noted 5,000 soldiers remained.[110] Given the extensive losses during all previous battles, the initial strength of the army was likely significantly above 5,000. Of these many soldiers, only a very small number survived, most were slaughtered by Dom's forces while retreating towards Aren.[111]
  • 34 claws and additional hands, killed by Kalam, Minala, Fiddler, Crokus, and Apsalar.[112][113]

Deaths where casualty figures can only be guessed atEdit

  • The Malazan citizens of G'danisban were killed by Whirlwind soldiers. Fiddler estimated around 600-800 in the city square alone and many more bodies covered the streets.[115]
  • An unknown number of the 12,000 slaves and approximately 200 Dosii guards died in fires or were killed by Malazan guards during the uprising at Skullcup.[116]
  • A counterattack by the forces of the Malaz 7th Army killed an unknown number of Hissari forces on the march from Hissar to Dryj Spring.[117]
  • Heboric stated that thousands of citizens of the buried city where he took shelter with Felisin Paran and Kulp had spontaneously become Soletaken or D'ivers, leading to mass slaughter within the city. He also stated that the T'lan Imass who had come to the city to destroy the shape-shifters took "appalling losses".[118]
  • An unknown number of Talons killed when Laseen assumed rule of the empire and ordered them eliminated.[119]
  • An unknown number of Malazan citizens, guards, soldiers (excluding 7th Army and Pormqual's army), and others killed in cities such as Hissar (observed as a scene of slaughter by Duiker)[120] and Sialk[121] across Seven Cities. An unknown number of Seven Cities inhabitants and Whirlwind soldiers (excluding Korbolo Dom and Kamist Reloe's armies) killed while attacking the aforementioned Malazans.
  • A city destroyed by Icarium 94,000 years in the past, an unknown number of inhabitants were killed along with thousands of T'lan Imass.[122]
  • An unknown number of Khundryl forces and forces of Korbolo Dom's army were killed in their battle with one another.[123]
  • An unknown number of refugees killed by attacks or the natural elements during the march to Aren (excluding those killed in the Battle of Sekala Crossing).[124]

Deaths unconfirmed or with special circumstancesEdit

  • Coltaine mentioned that the Wickan warlocks were executed by the Empress's command.[125]
  • More than 30,000 citizens of Ehrlitan died at an unknown time in the past after the new city collapsed onto the buried city beneath Jen'rahb.[126]
  • Sha'ik was killed by Lostara Yil's crossbow bolt.[127]
  • The bartender in the inn where Stormy, Truth, and Gesler were staying was buried under shelves and the roof, death unconfirmed.[128]
  • After Vered's death, the two remaining sailors aiding Gesler, Truth, and Stormy's escape were not explicitly stated to have died - but one was said to be minutes from death and neither were mentioned again.[129]
  • Baudin claimed to have snapped Beneth's neck at Skullcup.[130]
  • Dozens of Tiste Andii were decapitated and had their bodies bound to service on the Silanda.[131]
  • Mappo recalled having forced a small number of people into his sack's pocket warren, but did not know their fates.[132]
  • Baudin attempted to aid Felisin and Heboric in their escape from Gryllen by attacking the rats with fire, believing he was immune to the flames. He was not, and the damage done by the rats and flames led to his death.[133]
  • Coltaine was given mercy by Squint, he was killed by an arrow to the skull.[134]

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, US MMPB p.32
  2. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, US MMPB p.33
  3. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, US MMPB p.38
  4. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 8, US MMPB p.191
  5. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, US MMPB p.57
  6. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.64
  7. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.71
  8. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.72
  9. Memories of Ice, Chapter 21, US SFBC p.771-773
  10. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 3, US MMPB p.89
  11. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 3, US MMPB p.96
  12. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 4, US MMPB p.125
  13. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.198
  14. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 4, US MMPB p.127
  15. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 5, US MMPB p.143
  16. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.156
  17. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.156
  18. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.198
  19. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.199
  20. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.200-201
  21. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.210
  22. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.219
  23. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 11, US MMPB p.266
  24. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 13, US MMPB p.301
  25. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 13, US MMPB p.295
  26. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 13, US MMPB p.298
  27. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 13, US MMPB p.308
  28. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 15, US MMPB p.322
  29. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 18, US MMPB p.379
  30. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 19, US MMPB p.435
  31. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 22, US MMPB p.441
  32. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 22, US MMPB p.456
  33. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 23, US MMPB p.470
  34. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 24, US MMPB p.476
  35. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 24, US MMPB p.476
  36. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 24, US MMPB p.477
  37. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, US MMPB p.38
  38. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.61
  39. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, p.45
  40. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 13, US MMPB p.292
  41. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, UK MMPB p.74
  42. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 22, US MMPB p.441
  43. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 22, US MMPB p.454
  44. Gardens of the Moon, Prologue, US MMPB p.26
  45. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 3, US MMPB p.101
  46. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 3, US MMPB p.111
  47. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.203
  48. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.231
  49. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.231
  50. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 15, US MMPB p.322
  51. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 18, US MMPB p.385
  52. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 19, US MMPB p.437
  53. Deadhouse Gates, Prologue, US MMPB p.14
  54. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.45
  55. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 1, US MMPB p.57
  56. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.78
  57. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 5, US MMPB p.168
  58. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.198
  59. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.199
  60. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 7, US MMPB p.256-257
  61. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 8, US MMPB p.288
  62. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 8, US MMPB p.309-312
  63. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 8, US MMPB p.315-319
  64. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.328-329
  65. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 10, US MMPB p.368
  66. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 10, US MMPB p.372
  67. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.441
  68. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.436
  69. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.434-439
  70. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.464
  71. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.466
  72. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.469
  73. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 13, US MMPB p.495-501
  74. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 14, US MMPB p.519-525
  75. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 15, US MMPB p.571
  76. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 16, US MMPB p.602
  77. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 16, US MMPB p.622
  78. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 16, US MMPB p.627
  79. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 17, US MMPB p.639-649
  80. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 18, US MMPB p.657-663
  81. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 19, US MMPB p.695
  82. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 20, US MMPB p.721-722
  83. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 20, US MMPB p.740
  84. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 21, US MMPB p.764
  85. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 22, US MMPB p.787
  86. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 22, US MMPB p.794
  87. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 23, US MMPB p.813
  88. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.59
  89. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 4, US MMPB p.120
  90. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 5, US MMPB p.157
  91. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 5, US MMPB p.168-169
  92. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 13, US MMPB p.508
  93. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 17, US MMPB p.639-648
  94. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 17, US MMPB p.652
  95. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 16, US MMPB p.591
  96. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 19, US MMPB p.677
  97. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 22, US MMPB p.795
  98. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 3, US MMPB p.99
  99. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 20, US MMPB p.743
  100. Deadhouse Gates, Prologue, US MMPB p.15
  101. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 4, US MMPB p.131-136
  102. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.202
  103. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.218
  104. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 9, US MMPB p.304-309
  105. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 10, US MMPB p.360
  106. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 10, US MMPB p.366
  107. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.427
  108. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.454
  109. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 13, US MMPB p.501
  110. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 20, US MMPB p.731
  111. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 21, US MMPB p.763
  112. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 22, US MMPB p.774-776
  113. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 23, US MMPB p.797-816
  114. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 3, US MMPB p.87
  115. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 5, US MMPB p.159
  116. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.175-188
  117. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 7, US MMPB p.224-225
  118. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.455-456
  119. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 11, US MMPB p.393
  120. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.204-209
  121. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.209
  122. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 15, US MMPB p.575-578
  123. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 19, US MMPB p.714
  124. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 12, US MMPB p.421-427
  125. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.50
  126. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, US MMPB p.58
  127. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 5, US MMPB p.168
  128. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.196
  129. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US MMPB p.199
  130. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 8, US MMPB p.267
  131. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 8, US MMPB p.286
  132. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 11, US MMPB p.407
  133. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 14, US MMPB p.528-529
  134. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 21, US MMPB p.768
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