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Nilo Cooper
Biographical Information
Nickname
Honorific '
Epithet
Alias
Born 236 HE
Died
Race
Species
Nationality Tortallan
Physical Description
Gender Male
Height 5'-8"
Hair Brown
Eyes Brown
Other
Family Information
Family Cooper family
Ancestors
Grandparents Fern Cooper
Parents Ilony Cooper
Adoptive Parents
Siblings Rebakah Cooper
Diona Cooper
Lorine Cooper
Willes Cooper
Spouse
Husband
Wife
Lover
Children
Adoptive Children
Grandchildren
Descendants
Godsparents
Godschildren
Other Family Philben Cooper (cousin)
Farmer Cape (brother-in-law)
Animals
Patron God
Affiliation
Rank Commoner
Residence Provost's House
Bazhir Tribe
Education
Accreditation
Teacher
Student
Occupation Royal courier (249 HE)
Stableboy (246 HE)
District
Affiliation
Bibliographical Information
Tortallan Universe character
First Mentioned '
Only Mentioned '
First Appeared Terrier
Last Appeared '
Latest Appearance '
Only Appearance '
Last Mentioned Mastiff

Nilo Cooper is the youngest brother of Rebakah Cooper. He was born in 236 HE[1]. His mother was Ilony Cooper, who died in 244 HE. Nothing is known of his father. His older sisters are Rebakah, Diona and Lorine Cooper. Nilo's older brother is Willes Cooper.

Biography

Nilo spent the first two years of his live living on Mutt Piddle Lane in the Cesspool, the poorest part of Corus. Thus he is the one in the family who was least influenced by it as he didn't live long there.

In 238 HE Lord Gershom took them in and now provides for the boys. Shortly after moving into Provost's House Nilo got lost there[2]. Nilo is training to be a stableman as he loves being around and training horses[3].

By 249 HE Nilo works as a palace courier and thus knows the ways of royality better than his oldest sister Beka.[2] After Beka's successful hunt of 249 HE, Lord Gershom procures a place as royal courier for Nilo.[4]

Physical description

Nilo looks a lot like his mother. He has the same brown curls and brown eyes she had. Nilo even inherited her dimples. At ten years of age, he is already nearly as big or perhaps even bigger than Beka with her five feet eight inches.[1]

Appearances

He appears both in Terrier and in Bloodhound as a minor character. In Terrier he features in one of Beka's visits to Provost's House, while he only appears in the end of Bloodhound. In Mastiff, Nilo is mentioned by Beka but doesn't make an appearance.

Trivia

It might be possible that Tamora Pierce made a mistake in Mastiff. There she describes Nilo as being the palace rider. But in Terrier, Nilo was the stablelad and Willes (the older brother) the courier. Curiously their situation seems to have reversed in the last book.

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Terrier, April 7, 246 (p. 238)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mastiff, Chapter 2 (June 9, 249 (I))
  3. Terrier, April 7, 246 (p. 239)
  4. Mastiff, Chapter 22 (July 2 - August 15, 249)

See also

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