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Master Farmer
Biographical Information
Birth Name
Mage Name
Nickname
Alias Pincas Huckleburr (birth name)
Farmer Cape (mage name)
Born
Died
Race
Nationality Tortallan
Gift Blue
Magic
Specialization Harrier Magic
Thread Magic
Physical Description
Gender Male
Height
Hair
Eyes
Other
Family Information
Family
Ancestors
Grandparents
Parents
Adoptive Parents
Siblings
Companion
Husband
Wife Rebakah Cooper
Lover
Children
Adoptive Children
Grandchildren
Descendants Eleni Cooper
George Cooper
Rispah Cooper
Thom of Pirate's Swoop
Alan of Pirate's Swoop
Alianne Crow
Ochobai Crow
Ulasu Crow
Junim Crow
Jonthair of Trebond
Alinna of Trebond
Thomsen of Trebond
Mylec of Trebond
Daran of Trebond
Liam of Trebond
Thayine of Trebond
Rose of Trebond
Elenna of Trebond
Buran of Trebond
Godsparents
Godschildren
Other Family
Animals
Patron God
Affiliation
Rank Commoner
Residence Corus
Blue Harbor (former)
Affiliation Cassine Catfoot
Looseknot
Lord Gershom
Provost's Guard
Guardsman
Guard District Blue Harbor
Guardhouse
Guard Watch
Instructor
Training Partners
Previous Partner
Current Partner Rebakah Cooper
Lady Sabine
Mattes Tunstall
(during Three Rivers Hunt)
Trainee Partner
Guard Badge
Events Kidnap of Prince Gareth
Bibliographical Information
Tortallan Universe character
First Mentioned '
Only Mentioned '
First Appeared '
Last Appeared '
Latest Appearance '
Only Appearance Mastiff
Last Mentioned '

Farmer Cooper[1], born Pincas Huckleburr, was a Tortallan commoner of the 3rd century HE. He was married to Rebakah Cooper and changed his surname to hers upon their marriage[2]. Prior to this, he was known as Farmer Cape.

Biography

Early life

Farmer was born on a farm and traded chores for magic lessons when he was 11 and older. He changed his name to Farmer Cape from Pincas Huckleburr.

Magical Education

For 5 years, he traveled, learning everything that people were willing to teach him. Unlike many other mages, he does not consider 'common magic' beneath him, but rather useful and able to be adapted for different tasks. At 16 he began training under Cassine Catfoot, one of twelve black robe mages of the 3rd century. Most mages who trained in the City of the Gods in Tortall or at the Carthaki University look down on him for his informal education, which he plays up by speaking in a heavy country accent and pretending to be only somewhat literate.

He joined the Provost's Guard, finding he was an adept harrier mage.

Chasing Down Kidnappers

Cape joined Beka Cooper and company on their hunt for Prince Gareth, who had been kidnapped. Cape was able to track them down along with Beka, earning him praise and victory. He fell in love with Beka along their journey.

Personality and Traits

He is extremely competent, able to use others' magic for his own purposes. He is also very creative in his use of spells, for example using an overpowered cleaning charm to clear the dirt from a grave. He acts silly the majority of the time to prevent people from gauging his adeptness.

Relationships

Rebakah Cooper

At first, Beka thinks he is not serious and wonders why he was chosen for the Hunt. However, she soon learns of his true ability and his use of different personalities and magics. At the end of Mastiff, the two are engaged to be married, with Farmer to take Beka's last name.

Matthias Tunstall

Tunstall dislikes his 'stupid grin', which Farmer does precisely for that purpose. He progresses to appreciation for the mage's ability, but they never become friends.

Trivia

Farmer is the first male character in Tamora Pierce's books who changes his last name to his wife's[2].

Wrote the book “Strange Things in My Stew”. 300 years later Sergeant Okot suggested it to Varice Kingsford (Tempests and Slaughter)

His appearance is based off of Brendan Fraser.[3]

Notes and References

  1. Changed surname to wife's
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mastiff, final chapters
  3. http://tamorapierce.tumblr.com/post/97686872422/current-wip-face-posts

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