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Lazar [Lah-zar] was an Avowed member and standard-bearer of the Crimson Guard. He was a member of the Second Company.

Lazar was a huge man with long black hair and dark brows. Her wore a mail shirt that fell to his ankles. Fellow Guard Shell thought him even bigger than Skinner.[1][2][3]

In Night of Knives[]

The Mock's Hold garrison soldier Larkin claimed to have personally fought Lazar in Black Dog Forest during the Genabackis Campaign. Lazar supposedly injured him in the leg.[4]

In Return of the Crimson Guard[]

During the invasion of Unta, Lazar bore the Guard's standard as they marched down the Way of Opals towards the Malazan Imperial Palace.[5] He was one of the select few Avowed chosen to accompany Skinner and Shimmer into the palace itself where they found only Mallick Rel.[6]

In Stonewielder[]

Upon receiving word that missing Guardsman Iron Bars was a prisoner on the Stormwall, Blues led Fingers, Lazar, and Shell on a rescue mission. They crossed from Stratem to Korel by foot, running afoul of the Chase, a Jheck war band.[7] After crossing the Iceback Range into the Plains of Blight, they hired Orzu and his clan of Sea-Folk to sail them to Korel Island.[8]

When they reached the Stormguard fortress at Shelter, they infiltrated the Stormwall by passing themselves off as prisoners.[9] Lazar fought expertly on the Wall and was placed in the thick of the fighting. Towards the end, when the Stormwall was coming down around them, Blues and his squad made their move to rescue Bars. Lazar single-handedly fought two divinely powered Stormguards while the others fought Wall Marshal Quint and High Mage Ussü. Before the Wall came down they retrieved Bars, Corlo, and Jemain and Blues transported them all away by warren.[10]

Once free, they sensed Skinner and his Disavowed at the Sky Tower. They raced to meet them only to see their former comrades disappear into a warren with a fragment of the Crippled God. Lazar and the others returned to Stratem to inform K'azz D'Avore.[11]

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