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Groghor was the name of both a language and its race of native speakers on the northern continent. The Groghor people were wiped out during the Lady's consolidation wars of her Empire. This occurred sometime during the roughly 4 decades which preceded The Black Company. As a result of the Lady's conquest, the language was on the verge of extinction by the time of the Books of the North.

Murgen, the Annalist of the Black Company, had learned the language from his Groghor maternal grandmother. After joining the Company he only used the language to cuss people out. He mentioned the language offhandedly in his Annals (Bleak Seasons). Lady read his chronicles, and remembered the minor detail. Unknown to anyone but herself, she was also one of Groghor's few remaining speakers, though she had not spoken the language aloud in more than a century. She surprised Murgen during She Is the Darkness by initiating a private conversation with him in Groghor. She informed him that the apparition of Kina they had witnessed during the Battle of Charandaprash had actually been a trick orchestrated by sister Soulcatcher. Soulcatcher did not understand Groghor, so even with her crows listening nearby as spies, their conversation would not be understood.

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