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The Destriant [deh-stry-ant][1] (or Destrai Anant, Destra Irant, God Chosen, or the Well of the Spirit)[2][3] was the mortal representative for a particular faith.[4] Along with the Shield Anvil and the Mortal Sword, they formed the triumvirate which represented a particular faith.

According to Heboric, Destriants were "harvester[s] of souls, possessing the power – and the right – to slay in a god's name. To slay, to heal, to deliver justice."[5]

In Memories of Ice[]

Destriant Karnadas, Shield Anvil Itkovian, and Mortal Sword Brukhalian led the Grey Swords in defence of Capustan against the armies of the Pannion Domin.

Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about the entire Malazan series.

Notable Destriants[]

Trivia[]

  • Author Steven Erikson says the word "Destriant" is completely made up and, at least consciously, was not meant to invoke any real-word term or root word.[6]

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