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Sidle was a sorcerer and a member of the Circle of Eighteen. As a member of the Circle, Sidle was the leader of a significant Rebel force warring against the Imperial armies of the Lady and her generals, the Ten Who Were Taken.

Sidle is mentioned by name only five times in the annals of Croaker.

Sidle was one of many members of the Circle who were soundly defeated by Whisper in the east. Whisper had been the most powerful member of the Circle, but subsequently became the first of the new Taken. Sidle fought alongside Moth on the Plain of Fear, where Whisper defeated them. They both survived this defeat, however, and, alongside another member of the Circle called Linger, joined Harden's massive army at the Stair of Tear. Amid the fighting at the Stair, the Taken Shapeshifter assassinated both Moth and Linger, and grievously wounded Sidle.

Shortly afterward, Croaker recorded that Sidle was a "loss", implying that he or she either died or at least remained incapacitated. Later, the Lady would confirm that the entire Circle was dead before the Battle of Charm was even finished. The idea that Sidle died was also supported by research and interviews conducted many years later by Otto and Hagop regarding the fates of the members of the Circle.

Soulcatcher considered Sidle to be part of the "heart" of the Rebel's strength, and she informed Croaker that the order to kill Sidle came straight from the Lady.

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