Prince Tomos Niras is the youngest child of Rodric and Isabelle. If it were not for the intervention of the mysterious healer, Madoc, he would have died on the Day of Sorrows. However, Tomos still suffers from the assassin’s wound which stops him from achieving his greatest desire—to be a great warrior like his father. The medicine he takes and the strange amulet he wears drains him of his strength, but what he lacks in physical vitality he gains in intellect. From learning about the Hen Rai, Tomos has been able to develop new technology that has improved the lives of Northern Taranians both domestically and militarily.