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Claithen is the name of an adept of Ath's Brotherhood from the hostel south of Merior. He is a squat man with leaf-dark eyes and a bald crown.

Role in the Story

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

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5645: Arithon offers the gift of his royal signet to Jinesse she brings a sketch of the seal to the hostel for identification. Claithen is the adept who answers her need and reveals Arithon's true identity to her. Claithen promises her that she will come to no harm from him.

Warhost of Vastmark

Third Age 5647: When Lysaer arrives, in search of Tharrick and Jinesse, Claithen is sent to take care of the party's horses. By old custom, this means that he frees them of their bridles. After seeing the effects of the Mistwraith's curse on the hostel's grove, he decides that Tharrick and Jinesse should be given the right to choose their own course, and not fall into the oncoming war. He sends them on to Lord Erlien in Shand.

Peril's Gate

Third Age 5670: When Kevor s'Ilessid joins Ath's Adepts, Claithen observes the rejuvenating effects on the Sacred Grove in his hostel.