Khetienn (animal)

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A khetienn is a small spotted wildcat native to Daon Ramon Barrens. This black-and-gold leopard is also associated with the royal s'Ffalenn family, and can be found on their royal arms.

Role in the Story

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5645: Arithon offers Jinesse his ring as a surety for her twins' safety. It is described as "a scratched signet of white gold set with an emerald and incised with a rampant leopard seal"[1]

Peril's Gate

Third Age 5670: Arithon shares the lair of a khetienn while fleeing through Baiyen Gap, but is unable to calm her because his voice is unwell.


  1. © Janny Wurts, Ships of Merior, p. 308 (US-Hardback)