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'''Pershan fer Roth''', otherwise know as '''Shan''' is a fictional character created by [[Tamora Pierce]] in the standalone novel ''[[The Will of the Empress]]''. He pursues [[Sandrilene fa Toren|Sandry]] romantically, mainly out of interest in her wealth, estates and title. In order to woo her, he hides his status as [[Berenene dor Ocmore|Empress Berenene]]'s lover and unofficial consort, and hides his pursuit of Sandry from the Empress.
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'''Pershan fer Roth''' or '''Shan''' is a [[Namorn]]ese nobleman who appears in ''T[[The Will of the Empress|he Will of the Empress]]''. In the novel, he is the primary lover of [[Berenene dor Ocmore]], taking the place of [[Quenaill Shieldsman]]. When [[Sandrilene fa Toren]] comes to Namorn, Shan tries to woo her without the notice of his imperial sponsor. Sandry learns of his deceit and ends her favor with him. When he hears that she is leaving Namorn, he goes to her home to offer her his hand in marriage, but he is turned down when his true motive comes to light by [[Ambros fer Landreg]]. As the House of Roth is now beggared nobility due to the excessive gambling from Shan's father and brother, Shan originally came to [[Dancruan]] in order to woo the Empress. When he found that this plan was impossible, he turned his gaze to Sandry who, in his mind, was an easier fish to fry. If Shan was to garner Sandry's lands and wealth, he could weild incredible power in the empire and bring his family and his lands out of destitution.
   
When Sandry discovers Shan's deceit, she declines his offer of marriage and chooses to leave [[Namorn]] with her friends. After one more last-ditch effort to win her good graces, Shan arranges Sandry's kidnapping.
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When she declines this offer, Shan arranges to kidnap Sandry. With the help of Quen, he manages to take her, however, both he and Quen underestimate Sandry's power. She foils them, and leaves Shan wrapped in a cocoon of his own clothing.
   
   

Revision as of 19:07, July 16, 2013

Pershan fer Roth or Shan is a Namornese nobleman who appears in The Will of the Empress. In the novel, he is the primary lover of Berenene dor Ocmore, taking the place of Quenaill Shieldsman. When Sandrilene fa Toren comes to Namorn, Shan tries to woo her without the notice of his imperial sponsor. Sandry learns of his deceit and ends her favor with him. When he hears that she is leaving Namorn, he goes to her home to offer her his hand in marriage, but he is turned down when his true motive comes to light by Ambros fer Landreg. As the House of Roth is now beggared nobility due to the excessive gambling from Shan's father and brother, Shan originally came to Dancruan in order to woo the Empress. When he found that this plan was impossible, he turned his gaze to Sandry who, in his mind, was an easier fish to fry. If Shan was to garner Sandry's lands and wealth, he could weild incredible power in the empire and bring his family and his lands out of destitution.

When she declines this offer, Shan arranges to kidnap Sandry. With the help of Quen, he manages to take her, however, both he and Quen underestimate Sandry's power. She foils them, and leaves Shan wrapped in a cocoon of his own clothing.


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