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Tarman, a barge, is the oldest of the liveships. He was made before the Rain Wilds people began to build ships with figureheads, but instead has painted eyes on his bow. He can only communicate with his crew by mental images or dreams; he sometimes, after spending time with the Cassarick dragons, is able to express himself more clearly to Leftrin, his captain.

After the Cassarick dragons hatch, Leftrin finds a dead cocoon. After consulting with Tarman, Leftrin uses the wizardwood to improve Tarman by giving him four webbed feet and a tail, thus improving the maneuverability of the boat.

Tarman stalls at a fork in the river and communicates with the dragons via scent. One of the dragons recognizes the scent of Tarman's carved limbs as belonging to Sessurea. It is likely that Sessurea's memories are what prompts Tarman to stall at the fork.


Leftrin - Captain
Swarge - Tillerman, husband of Bellin
Bellin - Poleman, previously on Sacha, wife of Swarge
Hennesey - Mate
Big Eider - Mate
Skelly - Deckhand, niece of Leftrin
Grigsby - Ship's cat


Alise Kincarron Finbok - Dragon expert from Bingtown
Sedric Meldar - Escort of Alise
Davvie - Hunter, nephew of Carson
Carson - Hunter, uncle of Davvie
Jess Torkef - Hunter

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The Realm of the Elderlings

The Farseer trilogy : Assassin's Apprentice | Royal Assassin | Assassin's Quest

The Liveship Traders: Ship of Magic | The Mad Ship | Ship of Destiny

The Tawny Man: Fool's Errand | The Golden Fool | Fool's Fate

Rain Wild Chronicles: Dragon Keeper | Dragon Haven | City of Dragons | Blood of Dragons

Fitz and the Fool: Fool's AssassinFool's QuestAssassin's Fate

Novels: The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince

Short stories: Homecoming | The Inheritance | Cat's Meat | Words Like Coins | Blue Boots | Her Father's Sword