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Emelanese character
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Physical description
Gender Male
Eyes Dark
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Magic Ambient smith
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Lover Matazidah (former), Anyussa
Rank Fire Dedicate
Occupation Smith
Students Kirel, Daja Kisubo
Affiliation Winding Circle Temple
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Dedicate Initiate Frostpine is a Fire Dedicate in Winding Circle[1] and an on of the greatest ambient smith mages[2]. He was the primary teacher of Daja Kisubo and Kirel. Although he is part of the Fire temple he doesn't sleep in the Fire dormitory but in a small loft over his forge.[3]


Frostpine, whose birth-name is unknwon, comes from the country of Mbau, where he grew up in a family of poor villagers. Before his birth his family was also poor, but their financial situation improved when he was born; the village head (mchowni) had detected his ambient magic and paid his father to siphon it off. Though he became a blacksmith's apprentice, Frostpine always felt the lack of his magic without realizing what it was, until the mchowni died and the magic returned to him.

Around 1015 KF, at that time both were students under the same master, he had a friend who was consumed by a spell to powerful for him. The friend tried to make a lead pattern for a window that was to hold and give light even on the gloomiest days. However, the spell was too strong for him and Frostpine witnessed him being burned alive.[4]

After he got his magic back Frostpine went to the Winding Circle temple where he was taught how to handle it and became a novice. Once he became a dedicate he chose the name of "Frostpine" without being familiar with very cold climates, because he thought it sounded pretty. By 1035 K.F. Frostpine has his own forge on the temple grounds, which is divided in two. One half serves him as his forge for working with iron, the other for work with gold. His apprentice for working with iron is Kirel, who has no magic[5]. In spring of this year he got a second student, the ambient smith mage Daja Kisubo. He has been searching for an apprentice who shares his power for twenty years before Daja arrived[2].

In 1039 K.F. he travels with Daja so that she could see the work of other smiths and new techniques. One station of their travels is Namorn, where Frostpine has friends, the Bancanor family. There he gets involved with the cook, Anyussa. They don't return to Emelan before 1041 KF.

Physical description

Frostpine has dark skin in a colour that is even darker than Daja's. The top of his head is bald but the rest of his hair and his beard grow wildly.[1] His arms are muscled and he has strong hands[6], both coming from the heavy work as a smith. Frostpine's eyes are of a dark colour[7].


Frostpine has not been shown to have a long-term romantic relationship, but in Cold Fire he was involved with Anyussa.


Frostpine is a qualified smith and ambient mage. He has some degree of power with fire, since he can hold red-hot metal in his hands and not get burned, and with air, since he can use his lungs as bellows. His magic also permitts him to walk into burning buildings. The only harm he sustains from it comes from the smoke.[8]

Besides his magical abilities Frostpine is also able to speak Tradertalk[9]. However, he isn't good at sailing and even gets sick on the still water of Summersea's harbor.[10]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sandry's Book, Cp. 5 (p. 80; Scholastic paperback)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sandry's Book, Cp. 10 (p. 195; Scholastic paperback)
  3. Tris's Book, Cp. 7 (p. 114; Scholastic paperback)
  4. Tris's Book, Cp. 9 (p. 146; Scholastic paperback)
  5. Sandry's Book, Cp. 7 (p. 133; Scholastic paperback)
  6. Tris's Book, Cp. 3 (p. 31; Scholastic paperback)
  7. Tris's Book, Cp. 4 (p. 56; Scholastic paperback)
  8. Cold Fire
  9. Tris's Book, Cp. 6 (p. 90; Scholastic paperback)
  10. Tris's Book, Cp. 6 (p. 92; Scholastic paperback)

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