“Kenric had been kind. And funny. And one of Sophie's most loyal supporters. And he'd still be alive if it weren't for her.”

—Narration, in Flashback

Kenric Elgar Fathdon was a Telepath on the council, like Councillor Emery. He was romantically interested in Councillor Oralie, but unfortunately, Councillors are not allowed to have a spouse or children. Like Bronte, he often walked around Mysterium with the working class. During the healing of Fintan's mind by Sophie, Fintan called down Everblaze and burned much of Eternalia. Kenric saved Sophie, Fitz, Tiergan, Alden, and Oralie from the fire only to be killed himself. His tree in the Wandering Woods has red leaves the color of his hair. Once Sophie joined the Black Swan, she receives Kenric's cache and later suspected that he was her biological father which has been denied by Mr. Forkle in Lodestar.


Kenric was built like a football player, had wild red hair, and a large toothy smile. He was also very friendly and one of the most optimistic councillors and somewhat took the role of Alden in Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile while Alden was broken


Councillor Kenric seemed to be very much in love with Councillor Oralie. (He kept staring at her and is mentioned to have asked her to dance many times at a party before his death in Everblaze, and in book 1: Keeper, he "scooted his chair a bit closer to Oralie's than necessary").

Fan Theories

Kenric was/is part of the Black Swan - At one point, Mr. Forkle stated that Kenric was not part of Project Moonlark but seemed to be hinting that he had done something else for the Black Swan.


In an interview that came out shortly after the release of Book 5, Shannon Messenger confirmed that Kenric is dead.

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