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Patience was a sworn brother of the Black Company and an inventive roi nomad who was mentioned in Shadow Games. He measured up to the roi's reputation as an excellent horseman.

Shadow Games[]

Patience was originally a caravan guard whose territory was somewhere in the "long leagues" south of Ha-jah and north of the Temple of Travellers' Repose. Along with Shadid and two other roi, Patience deserted his people and joined the Free Company.

Before the Company left Gea-Xle, Patience devised a springboard which launched a hail of paralyzing darts. The engine was Croaker's favorite new weapon; it was mounted on the main barge for their trek down the great river toward Thresh and the Third Cataract. It was utilized in the successful battle against the Howler's river pirates somewhere in the 300-mile-long, needleteeth-infested swamps south of Gea-Xle.

Croaker the Annalist mentioned Patience by name only once (in reference to his springboard invention). Patience's fate is unspecified since neither he nor the roi as a group were mentioned again in the Annals after Shadow Games. However, it is likely that he participated with Shadid, Otto, and Hagop in the formation of the new cavalry of Taglios, where he would have been given one of the magnificent black stallions as his mount. It is also probable that he survived at least until the Battle of Dejagore.

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