|Gift||Green and brown|
|Accreditation||Mastery, red robe|
|Tortallan Universe character|
|First Appeared||Tempests and Slaughter|
Master Yadeen was a Carthaki mage who specialized in stone magic. He taught at the Imperial University of Carthak's School for Mages, and was one of the few instructors that used tribal magic. He was one of Arram Draper's instructors when the boy was in the Lower and Upper Academy.
Yadeen was born in one of the tribes of the heartland of Carthak. His colleague, Sebo Orimiri, also came from around there, although it is unknown if they share the same exact tribe. It is also possible that Sebo and Yadeen lived near the tribe of Kylaia al Jmaa. Sebo cited that Yadeen's origins are the reason why he believes in animal divinity and magic, and that he also believed in Enzi's existence.
Yadeen taught stone magic and juggling to Arram Draper. While Arram was in the Lower Academy, Yadeen taught him juggling. He used those same techniques to later teach stone magic. He claimed that juggling helped with concentration and coordination, and was meditative in nature. This would later help Arram learn stone magic. For Midwinter of 436/37, Yadeen gave Arram a gift of juggling balls. They were kept in a beautiful red wood box, figured with dragons and griffins. Yadeen told Arram that he should not bother to be grateful as he does poorly with gratitude.
When an earthquake damaged the imperial platform at Carthak's gladiator arena, Yadeen asked Arram to assist him with putting new stones in their place. In order to do this, with Arram's permission, he used the boy's gift to augment his own. Yadeen told him that Arram's raw power was equal to two or three of his older students.
Yadeen was a tall, burly black man, with big hands, and whose heavy lower lids made his eyes seem huge. He had the kind of eyes that made it appear like he was glaring. Arram often forgot just how big Yadeen was. Yadeen wore simple, plain clothes under his red mastery robe.
Yadeen has only appeared in Tempests and Slaughter so far.
Notes and references
- Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 11
- T & S, Ch. 17
- T & S, Ch. 6