Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, Wildcat of the North, Taker of the Hand of Bellorum. is the main character during the Icemark Chronicles. She is known for her fighting spirit and short temperament.

After King Redrought, her father, dies, she becomes queen at the age of 14 and has to defend her country from an invasion from the Polypontian Empire. Later, she also has to fight off another Polypontian invasion and a battle with the phantoms of the 'Dark' during the series. 

In the second book of the Icemark Chronicles, Blade Of Fire, it is revealed that Thirrin married Oskan Witchfather and together they have five children: CressidaCerdic, Eodred, Medea, and Charlemagne 

History Edit

Blade of Fire Edit

20 years after defeating the Polypontian Empire, Thirrin watches as a giant feast is set up in an ice cave to celebrate the most recent victory against the Ice Trolls. Becoming cold in the freezing weather, despite the giant fire in the middle of the cave, she goes up to her husband, Oskan, and jokes if he 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, his Daughter, Kirimin, and his three cubs Tadadan, Krisilisa, and Thuraman approaching them.

After formally greeting each other, Tharaman starts to laugh, declaring the feast in progress. Fearing how soon Tharaman-Thar was about to start a drinking competition with Olememnon, Thirrin quickly declared that they should discuss the Ice Trolls first. Tharaman complies, noting how the chamberlain, Ethelbold, had not yet brought him his drink.

Satisfied, 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, as Thirrin thought he would, he simpily 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, they 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 snaps at him that she was able to win and lead a war in the cold. Oskan simpily reminds her that her men were used to the cold and that they were allied up with Snow Leopards.

Despite this, Thirrin feels uneasy, knowing that Scipio was unpredictable. Thus, she comes to the personal conclusion that she could only be happy when she was back in the Icemark, supervising the area in preparation against Scipio. Suddenly, she 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 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.


Character Connections Edit

Krisafitsa-Tharina: Thirrin is Krisafitsa's favorite human. They had first become good friends when Thirrin attended the Snow Leopard's Royal Pair-bonding and then, with Tharaman-Thar's approval, extended her state visit. During that time, Thirrin had spent the night with Krisafita, discussing many things, including their husbands. [1]

Oskan Witchfather: 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, she eventually had up to five children with him.

Trivia Edit

  • Thirrin was based off of Stuart Hill's sister, Kathleen, that had died from Luekaemia. Thirrin's strong, dedicated personality came from his sister.[2]

Image Gallery Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.
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