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Rigga

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Apsalar Rigga

 

Name: Rigga, Riggalai the Seer

Pseudonyms: none known

Age: over 100

Race: human, Kanese

Appearance: an old woman, a hag

Warren: Hood's Path

Further Info: a wax-witch, a binder of souls. Foresees the possession of Apsalar by Cotillion, gives her life in order to protect Apsalar's personality during the possession.


 

"Riggalai the Seer, the wax-witch who trapped souls in candles and burned them."

- Sorry

GotM, US Hc, p.33

 

"'It was a good life," she whispered. "She had these candles, you see. Five of them, Five for-'"

'Necromancy,' the short man cut in."

- Shadowthrone discussing Rigga with Sorry

GotM, US HC, p.34

 

"'Three husbands and two sons I saw off to war.'"

GotM, UK mmpb p.12

 

"'The Empire's been grinding this land down for a hundred years. You was born in it. I wasn't. When I was your age Itko Kan was a country. We flew a banner and it was ours. We were free, lass.'"

GotM, UK mmpb, p13

 

Suggests Rigga is over 100 years old?

 

"Across the sea the Empress has driven her knife into virgin soil. The blood now comes in a tide and it'll sweep you under, child, if you're not careful. They'll put a sword in your hand, they'll give you a fine horse, and they'll send you across that sea. But a shadow will embrace your soul. Now listen! Bury this deep! Rigga will preserve you because we are linked, you and I. But it is all I can do, understand? Look to the Lord spawned in Darkness; his is the hand that will free, though he'll know it not - '"

GotM, UK mmpb, p.13

 

"'A minor talent, long since dried up of the gift. Oh, she might have managed one more, but we'll never know, will we?...'

...'The witch harboured five frail, weak souls. Nothing grand.' He cocked his head. ' I can hear them now. Calling for her.'"

- Shadowthrone.

GotM, UK mmpb, p.16

 

"Other memories belong to a wax witch, an old woman who sought to protect me during Cotillion's possession. She'd lost a husband, children, all sacrificed to Imperial glory. You'd think, wouldn't you, that bitterness would overwhelm all else within such a woman? But not so. Helpless to protect her loved ones, her instincts - so long bottled up - embraced me instead.'"

- Apsalar

DG, UK mmpb, p.686


1161st Year of Burn's Sleep
103rd Year of the Malazan Empire
7th Year of Empress Laseen's Rule

Itko Kan

"
Mark this truth. I am the last to speak to you. You are the last to hear me. Thus we are linked, you and I, beyond all else. Across the sea the Empress has driven herknife in to virgin soil. The blood now comes in a tide and it'll sweep you under, child, if you're not careful. They'll put a sword in your hand, they'll give you a fine horse, and they'll send you across that sea. But a shadow will embrace your soul. Now, listen! Bury this deep! Rigga will preserve you because we are linked, you and I. But it is all I can do, understand? Look to the Lord spawned in Darkness; his is the hand that shall free you, though he will know it not--"  
 

 

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