Kyprioth is the main Trickster God for the Tortallan Universe. He is also the patron god of the Copper Isles. He was kicked out and sent to rule the waters around the Copper Isles by the Great Mother Goddess and Mithros.
In the middle of the fifth century of the Human Era he prepares to make his move to settle a raka queen on the throne of the Copper Isles again. For this he makes sure that Alianne of Pirate's Swoop gets to the isles and strikes a wager with her. Aly is to keep the children of the Balitang family, which includes Saraiyu and Dovasary, who are both descendends from two royal lines, alive through the summer of 462 HE. At the end of the summer Aly decides to remain in the isles and help the conspiracy - and Kyprioth - further. By August of 463 HE Dovasary Balitang is the new Queen of the Copper Isles and Kyprioth has regained his old power in the isles.
The crows are sacred to Kyprioth because they are tricksters as is he. Kyprioth is also well acquainted to George Cooper, Aly's father, and owes both Aly and George a favor.
Kyprioth is sometimes blamed (or credited) for transgender people in Tortallan society. Some transgender people, such as Okha Soyan, believed that Kyprioth touched them in the womb and placed a man or woman's mind into the opposite-gendered body. Others believe that they were blessed by the Trickster, who himself is transgender and blesses them to have company.
As a god Kyprioth can adopt different appearances. His preferred form seems to be that of a lean and wiry man with a beard. He wears he shoulders erect and has large brown eyes. His salt-and-pepper hair—with more salt than pepper—is short and his nose is short and broad. He has eyebrows shaped in pointed arches. His clothes resemble those worn by the raka of the Copper Isles. In addition to this he wears jewellery, chains and rings made of different metals. These he even wears in other guises, like when he choses the form of a crow.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Bloodhound, (p.262; Random House hardcover)
- ↑ Trickster's Choice, Cp. 5 (p. 111; Random House paperback)