|Years of Service|
|Children|| Two daughters|
|Tortallan Universe character|
Jack Ashmiller is married to Orva Ashmiller and father to three children, two girls and a boy. He is beaten by his wife until she is arrested by Clara Goodwin, Matthias Tunstall and Rebakah Cooper in early April of 246 HE.
After his wife has been arrested Jack struggles to supply for his children and is desperate to find work. Thus he comes across Crookshank's associates and is hired for a digging job in early May of 246 HE. He tells his children that he will come back but when he doesn't return after three days and the rent is still not paid the landlord threw them out of the house. When they come across Rebakah Cooper she learns of the new crew of diggers being hired from them and lets them live at her place until their father is found.
He is only barely saved before Vrinday Kayu was to kill the third crew of opal diggers, of which Jack was one. In the mayhem that followed Jack probably helped himself to a fire opal or two. He and his children stayed with Beka only so long until he had found a new place for them to live in. After being saved from the cellar he mentions that he wants to train for a Dog, but Beka advices him against it. It is unknown if he took her advice or really did become a guardsman.
Jack only appears in Terrier.
Notes and references
- ↑ Terrier, May 9, 246 (p. 470; Random House paperback)
- ↑ Terrier, May 10, 246 (p. 522/523; Random House paperback)