Oskan Witchfather was the consort of Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield and father to all of the royal children. He was a warlock and the most powerful 'magician' in the whole world. His mother was the witch, White Annis and his father was the 'Dark' one who lead the rebellion against the goddess herself.


The Cry of the IcemarkEdit

During the Cry of the Icemark, Oskan Witchfather is asked to heal a cavalry trooper who was attacked by a bear in the Great Woods. Thirrin notices him stitching the wound and tells him her soldier is not a piece of cloth.

When the battle begins, Oskan is made Chief Adviser to Queen Thirrin. He creates an infirmary near the end of the book for the wounded. Unfortunately, he nearly dies trying to save the Queen with lightening, although he is put underground and the Goddess's blessing saves him.

Blade of Fire Edit

20 years after defeating the Polypontian Empire, Oskan sits comfortably, wrapped within many layers of clothing next to Thirrin as a great feast is prepared inside of an ice cave to celebrate their most recent victory against the Ice Trolls. After a little bit of time, Thirrin jokes if Oskan had remembered what warmth was. Playing along with her joke, Oskan replies that he had heard of it only in legends.

Suddenly, after a fanfare crackle, Thirrin and Oskan noticed Tharaman-Thar, his mate, Krisafitsa-Tharina, his eldest child, Talaman, and his youngest Daughter, Kirimin, approaching them. After formally greeting each other Tharaman starts to laugh, declaring the feast in progress. Tharaman instantly challenges Olememnon to a drinking competition. Before he could proceed to much further, Thirrin stops him, demanding that they must discuss the Ice Trolls first.

After Tharaman complies, Thirrin starts off the meeting by pointing out that the Ice Trolls were carrying metal war hammers instead of their usual antler spears and stone clubs. She then adds that the Polypontian Empire was most likely aiding them. Still, she questions why they do not attack them in summer while everything would be easier for the Ice Trolls. Tharina then replies in a sing-song voice that they hibernate in the summer and that the sun burns them and gives them blisters.

Tharaman starts to mock Scipio, thinking that the general had not thought humans would come to their aid, because they were just oversized pets. Krisafitsa just replies that he is an over-sized pet. Instead of taking offence, he adds that he also loved beer.

After licking off the stray droplets of wine from his whiskers, Tharaman declares he had finished a bowl and asked Olenemnin how many he had finished. Olenemnin replies three and Tharaman whines that he only got one because he was discussing important matters. For the rest of the night, everyone ate and drank. Eventually, large groups of men started to sing offensive songs lead by Tharaman and Olenenin.

Thirrin herself also stuffed herself with food. After she was done eating, she relaxed herself next to Oskan. Together, she were both happy and grateful that they had defeated the Ice Trolls and still had a winter of peace. However, they did not look forward to the Polypontian Empire's uprising.

Just before this time, the Polypontian Empire was severely struggling with revolts. Because a small country like The Icemark had defeated them. everyone felt they could as well. Despite this, after 15 years, the Polypontian Empire had stopped all of the revolts and had also taken over 2 new territories. In time, some werewolf spies picked up that the Polypontian Army was getting ready for an attack of revenge towards the Icemark.

As Thirrin worries about this, Oskan noted that they would have to wait until everything had thawed to even make it to the Icemark. Upset, Thirrin snapps at him that she was able to win and lead a war in the cold. Oskan simpily reminds her that her men were ussed to the cold and that they were allied up with Snow Leopards.

Suddenly, Thirrin calls out to the Basilea and asks when her soldiers would be ready to march. After replying three days, Thirrin demands that she shortens it down to two.

Basilea lists off all of the things that her army must do and Thirrin gives her two and a half days instead. Next, Thirrin asked the werewolves when their army could march out. Upik replies that they were all ready to march and that the wounded would have to manage.

Tharaman-Thar quickly declares that they should continue with their feast. Almost instantly, Olememnon announces he is on his tenth bottle. Krisafitsa just giggles at Tharaman-Thar's look of war in his eyes as he continued his drinking contest with Olememnon.


Personalities and Traits Edit

Oskan, like Krisafisa, has a slightly wispish sense of humor, often giggling with the Tharina over the peculiarities of courtiers.[1]

Appearance Edit

Oskan's normal attire consists of a black robe.

Character Connections Edit

Krisafitsa-Tharina: Oskan has a friendly relationship with the Tharina, often sharing the same sense of humor. He even giggles with her and jokes about the peculiarities of courtiers.

Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield: Ever since they were children, they have had a substantial relationship. Even at a young age, they married each other and, over the span of 20 years, he eventually had up to five children with her.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hill, Stuart (2007). Blade of Fire. United Kingdom, 2 Palmer Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DS: Chicken House, Scholastic. Chapter 1; pages 1–8. ISBN 0-439-84122-4.