Although it had not been revealed in the novels yet, Index is a Caineron Highborn, who like the horse-master of Tentir, has been employed in his position for so long he has all but forgotten his house affiation. He is considered a crank by the other scrollmen, partly due to his inability to engage in primary research. He maintains his mental index through an association index using Mount Alben's Herb Shed. One piece of that index is "tansy tea, Gerridon's knee." Which is an abortificant being cross-referenced with Gerridon, who, as far as the scrollmen knew, was infertile.
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part V: Mount Alban", III — "Index, his nickname quickly explained as the others crowded around him demanding the location of such diverse information as the history of the late Hathiri empire and the average rate of arboreal drift."
- ↑ Bound in Blood, "Chapter XIV: Two Chests", IV — "Index had earned his nickname by being the only one who knew where all the college's information was stored, in what scroll, or book, or aging memory."
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part V: Mount Alban", III — " 'He tends the herb shed and does research on the Merikit.' "