She crouched and gathered Jorin into a warm, furry hug, an anchor in a reeling world. The ounce licked her cheek with a rough, anxious tongue, then stuck his wet nose into her ear.
Jame's narration, The Sea of Time,
"Chapter XIX: A Walk into Shadows", I

Jorin is a Royal Gold hunting ounce who is bound to Jame. Jorin was born blind but can see through Jame's eyes. Jame can sometimes sense through Jorin's senses as well.

The idea that Jorin is like a child to Jame is used multiple times, from when Bane who calls them "Mother and child" just after Jame rescues Jorin,[4] to Jame's first thought, after hearing how Kalan had to leave her baby daughter behind, is of Jorin.[5]


  1. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 10: The Feast of Dead Gods" — " 'Enough of this,' he snapped. 'Confess! It's the link, isn't it? […] No matter where I go or what I point at, if your eyes follow me, so do your cat's, and any fool can see that he's blind as a brick.'"
  2. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 6: Water Flow, Fire Leap" — " 'Well now,' he said, rubbing his chin, 'although it don't look like much now, that's a Royal Gold, one of the rarest cats there is.' "
  3. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 6: Water Flow, Fire Leap" — "Below, on either side of the swift water, were the kennels, catteries, and mews that catered to the sporting element among the city's rich folk."
  4. God Stalk, Book II: Crown of Nights, "Chapter 6: Water Flow, Fire Leap" — " 'Well, well,' he said, regarding the young ounce. 'Mother and child. Very pretty.' "
  5. The Sea of Time, "Chapter IX: Into the Wastes", IV — "Kalan clenched a plump fist and beat it against her thigh. Her hazel eyes were bright with unshed tears. 'Ah, I should not have left my child and would not if she had not been ill. Will she live until I return?' […] Jame watched them share the moment, the misery. Her own hand instinctively sought Jorin’s rich coat for comfort and he nuzzled her fingers. Could she have left a child behind, a sick baby?"