Quin yos'Phelium Clan Korval


  • Born 1379[1] (thus, 14 years old when the clan moved to Surebleak)
  • Son and heir of Pat Rin yos'Phelium[2] who is also known as Boss Conrad on Surebleak
  • Opal blue eyes[2]
  • Learns how to be a Boss on Surebleak[3]
  • was at school at Trigrace Eclectic before Plan B[3]
  • his early test had shown that he was neither destined for the Healer's Hall nor the Scouts, so he's gone for piloting as major with a minor in generalist[3]
  • he is a good shot and won a holster at Tey Dor's[3] -- and has more recently out-shot several top guns on Surebleak:
    • Excerpt: "He’d shot every other day when he was undertree and missed it dearly -- both Nelirikk and Cheever McFarland applauded his skill, and he had no doubt that his last few impromptu matches there -- he’d beaten both of them the last time -- had been genuine. Nelirikk considered that he was the equal of his father with the pistol at distance..."[3]
  • good at sticks and card games[3]



  • Quin's head hand is Skene Liep: She is not intrusive and knows when Quin doesn't want to talk. Fast reflexes and shrewd: "Her skill with muscle reading might make her a candidate for Scout training"[4]
  • Quin's second hand is "Lefty" / Mr. Tef Lej pen'Erit, abandoned on Surebleak by Trader vin'Tenzing, the Liaden lady who tried to kill Quin[4]


  • Mistress Miranda - Pat Rin and/or Quin's cat, from Nasingtale Alley, on Liad
  • Silk -- Pat Rin's house cat on Surebleak, often wakes Quin in the morning.[3]


  • Quin's ship is Galandasti


  • Vanilla and spice seed cookies are Quin's favorites[2]


  1. The Updated But Partial Liaden Universe(r) Time Line
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hidden Resources
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Roving Gambler
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dragon in Exile, ch 33