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Isfarenn is the Name of Asandir's black stallion in Alliance of Light. The relationship between Asandir and Isfarenn is characterized by free-spirited partnership, and Isfarenn freely shares his strength on long overland journeys or during acts of magecraft.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Peril's Gate

Third Age 5670: Isfarenn is first mentioned by name when Asandir returns to Althain Tower after stabilizing a grimward. He is granted access to Althain Tower's stables once the Paravian wards have confirmed that the horse has not suffered thoughtless harm in Asandir's care. When preparing to travel to Haspastion's grimward, Asandir notes that Isfarenn will keep him safe while crossing Mirthlvain Swamp.

Traitor's Knot

Third Age 5671: While Asandir and Isfarenn are inside of a grimward, Isfarenn's successor is birthed by the drifters in Tysan.

Stormed Fortress

Third Age 5671: Asandir's work in the grimward is interrupted when Isfarenn nears the end of her life. He resolves to return her to Athera rather than lose her in the grimward. Outside, Isfarenn's successor is gifted to Althain Tower by the drifters. With Seshkrozchiel stabilizing his surroundings, Asandir is able to grant Isfarenn's spirit a natural release from the grimward into death.