Sukul Ankhadu was a Soletaken Eleint goddess of the Tiste Edur. She was known as 'Dapple', the fickle sister, by the Tiste Edur who left carved statues of her fearful visage in the forests around their villages.
She had piebald grey and black skin and a hard face that resembled a war mask. She wore chain and leather vambraces and greaves along with a full-length sealskin cloak. She carried a cuirass of dulled, patchy iron.
Sukul was described as being a daughter of Tiam and Osserc, however the former was likely to have been mother only in the sense of birthing Sukul's Soletaken aspect. (Blood ties were difficult to establish with certainty as female Soletaken descendants of Tiam seemed to customarily describe each other as sisters/half-sisters).
Udinaas had a vision to a time shortly after the Tiste invasion of the Malazan world when Scabandari had betrayed Silchas Ruin and his Tiste Andii. Udinaas observed Sukul Ankhadu and her sister, Menandore, dragging their unconscious cousin, Sheltatha Lore, when they were challenged by their father, Osserc. Menandore claimed Sheltatha deserved her fate, and the two planned to inter her in the same Azath Tower that Scabandari had imprisoned Ruin. Sukul snarled that their dear uncle had not come to aid Sheltatha despite her screams. Osserc wished to wash his hands of the dread mess.The two castigated their father before Osserc startled them by warning that Scabandari was in turn defeated by the gods of this world (known to be Mael and Kilmandaros). After Osserc had left, the two women veered into dragons, and Sukul carried Sheltatha away with them.Later, Udinaas and Feather Witch accidentally travelled to the Refugium where they met the Imass, Ulshun Pral, and the boy, Rud Elalle. Ulshan Pral spoke of a Hold the two Letherii had never heard of called Starvald Demelain, home of the pure dragons. He noted that a group of mixed bloods, which included Sukul Ankhadu, had closed the road to the Hold long ago. Hostage at Tulla Hold. She felt pity for the boy Orfantal when his caravan stopped at the hold and offered him advice on how to survive in Kharkanas. When Orfantal's caravan was attacked by soldiers of Urusander's Legion, Sukul took Tulla castellan Rancept with her to investigate. Along the way, Rancept guided them through a tunnel that housed the wounded sleeping body of Burn. A chance burst of laughter from Sukul healed Burn who responded by blessing her with the Breath of the Sleeping Goddess.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Midnight Tides, Glossary
- ↑ Midnight Tides, Chapter 7, UK MMPB p.276
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Midnight Tides, Chapter 7, US SFBC p.229
- ↑ Midnight Tides, Chapter 7, US SFBC p.230
- ↑ Midnight Tides, Chapter 7, US SFBC p.232
- ↑ Midnight Tides, Chapter 7, UK MMPB p.277
- ↑ Midnight Tides, Chapter 7, US SFBC p.229-230
- ↑ Midnight Tides, Chapter 7, UK MMPB p.276-280
- ↑ Midnight Tides, Chapter 15, US SFBC p.485
- ↑ Reaper's Gale, Chapter 9
- ↑ Forge of Darkness, Chapter 9, UK HC p.236
- ↑ Forge of Darkness, Chapter 10, UK HC p.299