Page history last edited by Jamber 12 years, 8 months ago

The Azath


Known Azath Houses


  • Deadhouse in Malaz City 
  • Finnest House in Darujhistan 
  • Odanhouse in Jhag Odhan, Seven Cities (fatally injured by Icarium, where Phyrlis' Tree now stands) 
  • Tremorlor (Trellish for House of Life) in Raraku, Seven Cities 
  • Unnamed Azath House in Letheras (now vacant)
  • Unnamed Azath in the Blood of Dragons
  • Unnamed Azath in Starvald Demelain (seeded by Kettle)


General Info and References


"It’s said they arise—...Where unchained power threatens life" - Quick Ben and Derudan - (GotM, UK Trade, p.483)


"'...known for their hunger for mages'" - Derudan - (GotM, UK Trade, p.491)


"That would have been the Keeper - each Azath has a guardian." - (DG, UK mmpb, p.808)


"'I know of such creations from old...The Deadhouse of Malaz City, the Odhanhouse of Seven Cities . . . Azath edieimarn, Pillars of Innocence...The Azath choose their own. It was so with the Deadhouse. Two men were chosen: one who would be Emperor, the other who would accompany him. Kellanved and Dancer." - Korlat - (GotM, UK Trade, p.509)


"A House of the Azath...Such buildings exist - or are rumoured to exist - on virtually every continent. No-one knows their purpose, though it does seem that they are a lodestone to power...it's Quick Ben's belief that such Houses are all linked to one another, via gates of some sort. And that travel between them is possible - virtually instantaneous travel." - (DG, UK MMPB, p.348)


"An Azath House, like the Deadhouse in Malaz City. But what are they, precisely? Does anyone know? Anyone at all? There were nothing but rumours, obscure warnings, and few of those at that. Most people did their best to ignore such Houses - the denizens of Malaz City seemed to nurture an almost deliberate ignorance. 'Just an abandoned house,' they say. 'Nothing special, except maybe a few spooks in the yard.' But there's a skittish look in the eyes of some of them." - (DG, UK MMPB, p.452)


" 'It's said...that the Azath have taken gods.'" - Fiddler - DG, UK MMPB, p.775)


"Mappo: 'It's said the Azath bridge the realms - every realm. It's said that even time itself ceases within their walls.'"

Fiddler: 'And those doors open to but a few, for reasons unknown...So, how's it done? Special knock? Key under the loose flagstone?'

Apsalar: 'No, something much simpler. Audacity.'" - (DG, UK MMPB, p.780)


"My friend, Azath Houses seek to imprison all who possess power..." - (DG, UK mmpb, p.687)


Grub and Sinn in the vacant Azath House in Letharas:

"'This Azath House didn't die,' he said 'It just . . . left.'

'Left? How?'

'I think it just walked out of here, that's what I think.'

'But you don't know anything! How can you say things like that?'

'I bet Quick Ben knows, too.'

'Knows what?' she hissed in exasperation.

'This. The truth of it all.'

'Grub -'

He met her gaze, studied the fury in her eyes. 'You, me, the Azath. It's all changing Sinn. Everything - it's all changing'" (DoD, UK HC, p.28)





"I am the House

imprisoning in my birth

demonic hearts,

so locked in each chamber

some trembling enraged


And these roots of stone

spread the deepest cracks

in parched ground

holding for ever the dream

of fruit, ah, pilgrims

come to my door

and starve . . .

Azath (ii.iii)

Adaephon (b.?)'

(GotM, UK Trade, p.499)

Comments (1)

Temper said

at 2:30 am on Sep 4, 2009

The Azath sealing the gate to Starvald Demalain? Kettle was the seed.

You don't have permission to comment on this page.