The Hounds


THE CASTLE’S COURSERS


Nia
A sweet-tempered black deerhound, particularly favored by Lanisen. She is the oldest hound in the kennel and has not participated in hunts since 1011. She has cataracts in both eyes and is essentially blind indoors.

Maisie
A silver female deerhound who thinks she is a lapdog despite her size. She was brought to Anvard from Carmichael in 1010 and is one of the fastest and most agile coursers of the pack.

Tohol
A male wolfhound brought to Anvard from Chesterton in 1009. Initially aggressive and snappish, he is now a dependable and easygoing member of the pack, and can be trusted with small children. Elek is his sire.

Vira
A brindle female deerhound brought to Anvard from Carmichael in 1013. She is dam to Reginald and Licorice.

Sorrel
A female brindle deerhound whelped in 1010, the favorite of Prince Cor. She has an easygoing temperament, a great capacity for mischief, and the keenest nose of all the coursers. She is the brains of the pack. Meggie is her dam and Kite is her littermate.

Kite
A male deerhound, black and unusually light on his feet. He is a particularly high-energy hound, though usually well-behaved, and is a favorite of Lady Aravis. He was whelped in 1010. Meggie is his dam and Sorrel is his littermate.

Meggie
An elderly black female deerhound, retired in 1016 to live out her remaining days comfortably on a farm outside Andale. Dam to Sorrel and Kite in 1010 and Destry, Arrow, and Lily in 1011.

Destry
A black female deerhound, whelped in 1011. Particularly fast and clever on the hunt. Meggie is her dam and Arrow and Lily are her littermates.

Arrow
A silver-and-white female deerhound, whelped in 1011. Meggie is her dam and Destry and Lily are her littermates. Had a litter of five in the spring of 1017: three with her markings, one black, and one brindle.

Lily
A white female deerhound, whelped in 1011. Meggie is her dam and Arrow and Destry are her littermates. She is dam to Wren and Gem.

Wren
A brindle female deerhound whelped in late 1014. Good-natured and intelligent but flighty and easily distracted. Lily is her dam and Gem is her littermate.

Gem
A silver male deerhound whelped in late 1014. Usually only interested in the hunt if the quarry is actually in sight; the most likely of all the pack to wander off. Sweet and sleepy at home. Lily is his dam and Wren is his littermate.

Poppy
A female deerhound, blotchy silver with a white face. Whelped in early 2016 in Carmichael.


KENNEL GUESTS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS


Durant
A silver male greyhound, owned by Lord Dar of Coghill. Outrageously well-behaved. Comes and goes with his master. Sire to Cricket.

Elek
An enormous male wolfhound, owned by Sir Tyren of Chesterton. Prone to philosophy and indigestion. Sire to Tohol.

Cricket
A black male greyhound, owned by Squire Cantil of Coghill. Rarely in residence.

Puck
A male harrier, owned by Sir Colin of Neiklot. Whelped in 1010 in Anvard, now comes and goes with his master. Sire to Reginald and Licorice.

Reginald
A male harrier/deerhound mix, owned by Sir Darrin of Coghill. Whelped in 1015 in Anvard. Vira is his dam and Puck is his sire, and Licorice is his littermate.

Licorice
A female harrier/deerhound mix, owned by Squire Megren’s father. Whelped in 1015 in Anvard. Vira is her dam and Puck is her sire, and Reginald is her littermate.

Seri
A female herding dog who works with the castle’s sheep.

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