|Years of Service|
|Tortallan Universe character|
Urfan Noll (pronounced URR-fahn) was a Tortallan commoner. He was paid by Joren of Stone Mountain to kidnap Lalasa Isran in order to force Keladry of Mindelan to either be late for her big exams or to miss them altogether. He accomplished this along with Ivath Brand, another Tortallan commoner.
In 454 HE, Urfan and Ivath were paid by Joren to kidnap Lalasa. Joren also made a map for the men so they would know where to go. They first saw Kel and asked her for directions, pretending that they thought she was a boy. While she was gone, they forced themselves into her room, grabbed Lalasa and almost killed Jump. They would have killed him if Lalasa had not said that Jump belonged to Daine the Wildmage, and that she would do horrible things to them if she discovered that they had killed her dog. They believed her, but took Jump as well. They left the two of them, Lalasa tied hand and foot and gagged, and Jump, on Balor's Needle.
In December of 456 HE, Noll and Brand presumably told the Tortallan courts about who paid them, thus reducing their sentence from fifteen years in the mines to ten.
Urfan may be a descendant of Deirdry Noll and one of her children. This is possible considering that Tamora Pierce likes to make connections between people in the 3rd century and people in the 5th century.
Notes and references
- Squire, Ch. 8 "The Price of a Maid" (pages 154—159; Random House paperback)
- Page, Ch. 13 "The Test" (pg. 211; Random House paperback)
- Page, Ch. 14 "Needle" (pg. 229; Random House paperback)
- Page, Ch. 15 (pg. 242; Random House paperback)