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“The pride in Gethen's voice was equal parts disgusting and terrifying.”

—Narration, in Flashback

Gethen is the Neverseen's only Telepath. He was recruited to the order because of his Washing skills, which are so thorough he can erase everything in someone's mind.


He has blond hair, piercing blue eyes, and a crescent-moon bite on his hand from the dog that he was jogging with when he tried to kidnap Sophie in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities. It was also mentioned that his nose is now permanently crooked after Sophie punched him in Everblaze.

Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities

He was the jogger with a dog that tried to capture Sophie when she was living with her human family, he told her that the dog was his sister's and that was why it kept biting him. Luckily, Mr. Forkle stopped him and told Sophie to call the police if she ever saw him again. Sophie also notes that she couldn't hear any of his thoughts. When Sophie meets Fitz at school, she thinks that she sees Gethen's face. Also, when she and Dex are kidnapped by the Neverseen, he is one of her kidnappers. She recognizes him when she sees his exposed dog bite scar.

Book 4: Neverseen

Gethen was held in captivity by the Black Swan. He had his fingernails frozen off by Squall to prevent the Neverseen from tracking his location, even though it was unnecessary because he was supposed to stay trapped in Lumenaria for his part of the timeline. To prevent his mind from being broken, he found a way to tuck away his consciousness. When Sophie tried to probe his mind, it felt empty, like there was nothing there. He is also very good at blocking.

The Black Swan captured him during the battle on Mount Everest, although he was traded away to the Council later on for Prentice.

Book 5: Lodestar

He was moved to the dungeons in Lumenaria, but later escaped with the Neverseen when he destroyed the castle. Through the months he was in the dungeons, Gethen accumulated enough mental power to bring down a huge structure using outward channeling. Throughout the book, there was foreshadowing that he was exactly where he wanted to be. He stabbed Mr. Forkle when aiming for Oralie before his escape and managed to kill Mr. Forkle from blood loss;

Book 7: Flashback

Gethen reveals he is the one who washed Alvar Vacker's mind when he is negotiating with Sophie Foster.

Major Characters

Sophie Elizabeth FosterFitzroy Avery VackerBiana VackerDexter Alvin DizzneeMarella RedekKeefe SencenTam SongLinh SongWylie Endal

Known Black Swan Members
Mr. ForkleBlurCoiffeDella VackerGraniteJuline DizzneeLivvyLurMagnate Leto KerlofMityaPrentice EndalSiorSir TierganSir AstinSquallTimkin HeksTinkerWraithJolie Lucine Ruewen

Known Neverseen Members
Alvar Soren Vacker/The Boy Who DisappearedBrantFintan PyrenGethenJolie Lucine RuewenLady GiselaRuy IgnisTrixUmberVespera

Important Bodyguards

Alden VackerElwinLady Cadence TalleLord CassiusEdaline RuewenGrady Ruewen

Secondary Characters

Elves (Category)
Councillors (current and former)
Councillor AlinaCouncillor BronteCouncillor ClaretteCouncillor DarekCouncillor EmeryCouncillor LioraCouncillor NolandCouncillor OralieCouncillor RamiraCouncillor TerikCouncillor VeliaCouncillor ZarinaCouncillor Kenric Elgar FathdonFintan PyrenFallon Vacker

Stina HeksJensi BabblosMarucaDempseyValinLexRexBexDamel KafutaShayda AdelTrellaAudricHuxley

Sir AstinLady GalvinLady IskraLady BelvaSir ConleyLady AlexineSir DonwellSir RosingsSir HardingLady VedaLady AnwenSir BeckettSir CatonLady DaraLady EveraSir FaxonLady NissaLady ZillahLady SanjaCoach RohanaCoach BoraCoach Wilda

Benesh VackerKesler DizzneeBrisaCaprise RedekCeriCyrah EndalHarlin VackerJujiJurekMarella's DadLuzia VackerMai SongNorene VackerOllie HeksOrem VackerQuan SongQuinlin SondenSilla HeksLady Pemberley

Humans (Category)
Foster (Freeman) Family
Amy Rose FosterEmma Iris FosterWilliam David FosterConnor, Kate, and Natalie Freeman
Mr. SweeneyBethany LopezEleanor WrightEthan Benedict Wright IIGarwin Chang

Goblins (Category)
Queen HyldaBrielleBunheadCadocCouncillors' BodyguardsLefty and RightyLoviseWoltzer

Ogres (Category)
King DimitarQueen GundulaCadfael

Gnomes (Category)
CallaBarth the ReaperBrierLurMityaSiorGoraGerdaYuriAmisi

Dwarves (Category)
King EnkiErmeteIrjaKrikorKunYegor

Trolls (Category)
Empress Pernille

Animal Characters

BullhornIggyMartySprocketWatsonThe VerminionVerdiSilvenyGreyfellLunaWynnGildieLinh's Murcat

Stuffed Animals
Bun-BunElla the ElephantHarry the JackalopeLady SassyfurMr. SnugglesMrs. StinkbottomStinky the Stegosaurus

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