Mint. Pretty, with green eyes and a touch of Highborn refinement in her bones. A flirt who liked to set male and sometimes female Kendar against each other, just for fun.
Jame's narration, To Ride a Rathorn,
"Chapter V: A Length of Rope", I

Mint is a Knorth randon cadet at Tentir. She is one of Jame's ten-command.

Naturally pretty, Mint is known for being flirtatious.[3] While Rue blushes when they find Greshan's bathtub, Mint giggles.[4] This gets her into trouble sometimes.[5]

A more compassionate side to her is shown when she defends Niall from Vant when the latter tells the former to go home if he can't keep his nightmares to himself. She seems to become the spokesperson for the shyer cadets, and tells Niall's story to Jame, as well as comforting him with an arm around his shoulders.[6]

When Dar leads the ten-command in revenge against Amberley's ten-command, Mint almost gets raped, although Damson and Brier defend her Amberley and her ten-command.[7]

In The Gates of Tagmeth, she serves as ten-commander to one of the 10 ten-commands in Jame's hundred-command at Tagmeth.


  1. The Gates of Tagmeth, "Chapter II: Departure", V — " 'Dar, Mint, Niall, and Damson have been promoted to ten-commanders.' "
  2. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter V: A Length of Rope", I — "Mint. Pretty, with green eyes and a touch of Highborn refinement in her bones."
  3. Bound in Blood, "Chapter V: Fractures", II — "As [Anise] spoke, she cast an involuntary sidelong glare at Mint and Dar, who as usual were flirting."
  4. Bound in Blood, "Chapter VII: Rude Walls", III — " 'My uncle's bathtub?' Rue blushed and Mint giggled."
  5. The Sea of Time, "Chapter IX: Into the Wastes", III — "A clutch of drivers whistled after pretty Mint, who made a flirtatious show of ignoring them. Damson snorted. 'One of these days,' Jame said, 'you’re going to get into trouble.' 'I like trouble,' said Mint, pouting, 'the right sort, at least.' "
  6. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter X: Battles Old and New", I — " 'You leave him alone, Ten,' snapped Mint, to a mutter of agreement from the others. She sat on the edge of the cot and put an arm around the boy's hunched shoulders. 'If you'd seen what he saw, you'd probably wet your bed every night.' "
  7. The Sea of Time, "Chapter XIV: Winter Solstice" — " 'She assaulted my command. She belongs to the guards.' 'Your guards tried to rape her,' […] Amberley snorted contemptuously. 'Nonsense. That one likes her fun rough. Ask anybody.' […] Her jacket and shirt had been ripped open. Bruises darkened her ribs and small breasts."
Jame's ten-command
Rue Mint Dar Quill Erim Killy Niall Damson