Mother Dark

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Mother Dark is the deity followed by the Biedar tribe in the Desert of Sanpashir. She is associated with mystical serpents, whose likenesses are carved into the caverns where the tribe lives.

"On the day Mother Dark chose to couple with mercy, Chaos was born of their union." - Biedar myth of creation[1]

Role in the Story

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

The Sundering Star

When Jessian is snared by a Biedar trap, the warriors take her to their sacred ground to be tested for Mother Dark's wisdom.

Stormed Fortress

Third Age 5671: Based on an ancient prophecy that predates their habitation of Athera, the Biedar believe that Arithon is Mother Dark's Chosen.

Initiate's Trial

Third Age 5923: The Biedar Eldest reveals to Elaira that Dari s'Ahelas' gift of prophecy was bestowed by the Biedar for the purposes of Mother Dark's service.


  1. © Janny Wurts, Traitor's Knot, p. 221 (US-Hardback)