Kest is a Knorth Kendar and failed randon cadet.

Kest had particularly bad height-sickness, which showed at the Crown of Restormir in Seeker's Mask.[1]

He was part of Jame's ten-command until the rope test designed to test Kendar candidates' ability to overcome their fear of heights. During the test, he fainted,[2] and the test broke him.[3] He was replaced in Jame's ten-command by Niall.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Seeker's Mask, "Part IV: Restormir", IV — "One of the cadets had doubled up on the steps, down which he would have surely rolled if Brier Iron-thorn hadn't stopped him. […] Kindrie bent over the cadet. 'Can you help him?' […] 'With the nausea, yes; not with the vertigo. His entire soul-scape is reeling.' "
  2. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter V: A Length of Rope", I — "One boy had fainted. Kest, she thought. The cadet who had suffered so terribly from height-sickness on their climb up Lord Caldane's tower that even Kindrie couldn't help him."
  3. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter VI: The Lordan's Coat", II — " 'Kest left last night. The rope test broke him. He didn't even wait to hear his score.' "
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