|Finlach fer Hurich|
|Start of Reign|
|End of Reign|
|Years of Service|
|Born||around 1025 KF (around the same age as Sandry)|
|Other Family||Notalos fer Hurich (uncle)|
|Affiliation||The Empress of Namorn|
|Circle Universe character|
|Only Appearance||The Will of the Empress|
Finlach fer Hurich, or Fin, is a Namornese nobleman. He is one of the favorites of Empress Berenene, and is a member of the Imperial Court. He also has powerful connections not only in the empress and her court, but with his uncle Notalos fer Hurich - the head of the Mages' Society.
In 1043 KF, the empress chose him and Jakuben fer Pennun for the task of wooing and marrying her cousin, the Lady Sandrilene fa Toren, as she was an extremely wealthy Namornese heiress. As Berenene wanted her cousin's wealth to stay in the country, she was willing to go to just about any length to keep her in the Namornese court. Fin was excitable, and he and Sandry at first are quasi-friends. When the lady decided to go to Clehamat Landreg to review or lands, Berenene appointed him, Jak, Caidlene fa Sarajane, and Rizuka fa Dalach to accompany her and her foster family to Landreg. At Landreg, he and Jak decided not to accompany Sandry on her tour of her lands and missed out on the opportunity to scare away Yeskoy fer Haugh and Dymytur fer Holm when they made a kidnap attempt on the clehame. When she returned he offered to hunt down the bandits himself and bring them back for justice. Sandry declined, but was amused by this.
Once Sandry and her friends returned to the empress's court, Fin danced with her at a ball. She left him to go sit down, although Fin didn't really know why. A few minutes later he saw her dancing with Jak. This angered him, and he started concocting a plan to kidnap her, starting by writing to his uncle Notalos fer Hurich. His uncle had already said that if he needed help in kidnapping Sandry, he should ask.
For an event to welcome the Lairanese ambassador into the empress's court, Finlach was chosen to escort Sandry to the function. He took her down a separate route. When asked what he was doing, Fin says that the empress wanted Sandry to be beside her on the dais - a spot that's usually reserved for the heir. It was here when he knocked her out using a drug, and took her down a secret pathway. He put her in a magicked box, which held her thread magic. When Sandry awakened, angry, he mocked her, telling her that any man who managed to snag her will be a favorite of the empress. He, like many other Namornese, underestimated the power and the bond that Sandry shared with her foster siblings. She escaped and tells of Fin's betrayal during her audience with the empress. Berenene has both him and his uncle arrested for high treason.
Fin was not seen after this, likely imprisoned in a top prison of the empire.
Fin is very handsome, with a strong build, and chiseled features. He is one of the empress's favorites due to his handsomeness. He is redheaded.
Personality and Traits
Fin is quick to anger, and he has quite a temper. He is one of the more hotheaded of his empress's favorites. He is very snobbish, and has a habit of overestimating his abilities.
Fin only appears in The Will of the Empress.