The Nuban is a character that appears in Prince of Thorns. He was a former prisoner of Jorg Ancrath's father, however when Jorg came to visit the prison the day before the big executions were to take place he took interest in The Nuban. The Nuban, was on the torture table and Jorg released him. This lead to the freeing of many future "brothers", and Jorg's escape from his father's lands.

The Nuban's preferred weapon is a crossbow made by his people. It's characterised by its large size and therefore power, as well as its artwork. Notably, there were drawings and carvings of lions. It is able to penetrate plate armor more effectively.

It wasn't until later, long after the Nuban's death, that his name was revealed to Jorg by Chella the Necromancer. Chella also claims that the Nuban forgave her for causing his death.

Backstory[edit | edit source]

The Nuban revealed that he came to Europe, or the Broken Empires, because he was sold as a slave. Otherwise, we do not know much. However, we do understand that he found it incredibly difficult to survive alone on the roads. It is why he joined the brotherhood. He also always desired to return to his homeland.

Death[edit | edit source]

When Jorg and the brothers encountered Chella the necromancer while trying to take Galleth, Chella managed to take the Nuban hostage by holding a knife to his throat. Jorg, wanting to take the chance, and also having received a tacit approval by the Nuban by way of eye contact, used his crossbow and shot both the Nuban and Chella with a single bolt. Then, they both fell, both presumed dead.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Although the Nuban did not speak much, when he did, he never lied or spoke uselessly. One could characterise him as wise, but only to a certain extent.

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