• Rys Lin pen'Chala


  • dark curly hair, prosthetic right hand (crafted by Rafin)[1]
  • only survivor of an Yxtrang raid that wiped out his whole clan[2]
  • worked as a pilot on Momma Liberty[3] and was sold by Vern Bell to Agent lar'Adrin of the The Department[4]
  • Ex Field Agent of Department of the Interior
  • On Surebleak he was beat up by a group of Streeters and left to die[5]
  • Rescued by Udari of The Bedel[6], nursed back to health by the Bedel and then adopted by them.
    • Took on the name Rys Newman of the Bedel
  • Accepted by Val Con yos'Phelium as brother
  • Droi of The Bedel is pregnant with his daughter Maysl, named after Rys grandmother


  • an outworld Liaden clan of vintners: "Rys was many years from the vineyard, though wine must run in his blood, so long had his clan tended the vines."[7]
  • his clan and vineyards were destroyed by invading Yxtrang
    • Ifry pen'Chala, elder sister [7], killed in the Yxtrang raid that wiped out the whole clan exept Rys Lin[2]
  • Udari of The Bedel[6], "Brother" to Rys Lin (Udari found Rys dying and brought him to Silain), street name: Nathan, [8]
  • Rafin of The Bedel, Artificer, "Brother" to Rys Lin[9]
  • Silain, Luthia, Grandmother of all Bedel, and thus also Rys Lin' "Grandmother"[10]
  • Val Con yos'Phelium Clan Korval, "Brother"
  • Jasin Bell, Rys Lin's ex-lover, first mate and later Captain on Momma Liberty where Rys Lin worked as pilot[11]


"Rys sat on the rug, as neat and quiet as a cat. His face was delicate, a flower framed by the stormclouds of his curls. His nose, not so emphatic as a Bedel nose, had been broken with the rest of him, and was bent slightly to the left. His hand, that Rafin had made him, gleamed like molten gold in the hearthlight."


  1. Dragon in Exile, ch 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Necessity's Child, ch 15
  3. Necessity's Child, ch 27
  4. Necessity's Child, ch 33
  5. Necessity's Child, ch 8
  6. 6.0 6.1 Necessity's Child, ch 7
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dragon in Exile, ch 11
  8. Necessity's Child, ch 21
  9. Necessity's Child, ch 19
  10. Necessity's Child, ch 1
  11. Necessity's Child, ch 12