Childric d'Essoms

First Appearance

Kushiel's Dart, Chapter 12




House L'Envers

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Childric d'Essoms is the D'Angeline lord who paid four and a half thousand ducats to be Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève's first assignation. He is described as having sly, hooded eyes and tightly braided hair, drawn back away from his face. During Cecilie's fete on the even of Alcuin's debut, Phèdre remarked the sharp accuracy with which he played the kottabos game; a symbol of his later, deadly precision in torture and sadism.

As part of her assignations, Childric pretended to torture or beat Phèdre for information on Anafiel Delaunay de Montrève. Eventually, she let him go too far and he burnt her with a red-hot poker. In his panic, he accidentally let slip the name of his patron, Barquiel L'Envers.

By the events of Kushiel's Justice, Childric has become the ambassador to Ephesium and there is animosity between him and Barquiel.