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Srass
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Description
Species: Dinaelurus illumina sapiens (Named)
Gender: Male
Pelt Color: Unknown
Affiliation
Current: Named Clan
Past: Named Clan
Ranks
Current: Herder
Past: -
Family
Relatives. At least one son.
Appearances
Book Appearances: Ratha's Creature
Status
Status: Deceased (killed by Un-Named)

Srass (also known as Srass of Salarfang Den) is a minor character introduced in the series. He is a senior herder in the Named and among the oldest ones. 

AppearanceEdit

Description Unknown.


HistoryEdit

Ratha's CreatureEdit

Srass is introduced as a herder arriving in the meadow after the first wave of the Un-Named raid along with Tevran and Gare. He greets Thakur by his mock name "Thakur Torn-Claw" and Thakur in response, call his more honorable title "Srass of Salarfang Den". He reports that the Un-Named were growing bolder, attacking a back-up team of herders before they entered the battle and badly bitten two. He advises that it isn't safe embarking on the trail back to camp and to dig out a shallow den. When Ratha innocently says the raiders only kills herdbeast. He mumbles that they are willing to kill the Named out of shear hatred. Tevran reminds him of clan leader Meoran's words of the raider's stupidity, and he mumbles that beasts can still hate before Ratha and Thakur leaves.

He was beaten, skinned alive, had his skull crushed in, and then later eaten by three Un-Named males (including one speaking silver one) and the Old Gray after he was going to fight Ratha, because he realized she was a former clan cat. Srass's brutal death helps Ratha to understand how unfair and terrible was the behavior of the Un-Named, even toward a defeated enemy.

One of Srass's sons survived the initial massacre and then fought against the Un-Named bearing a torch among the other Named.


QuotesEdit

Ratha: "I thought the Un-Named only killed herdbeasts."

"They kill anyone who is of the clan. They hate us."

Tevran: "Yarr, Srass, you speak as if the Un-Named had wit enought to hate us. Has Meoran not said that those who are Un-Named and clan-less are beasts no less so than the ones we herd?"

"Beasts can also hate."

~Srass about the Un-Named in Ratha's Creature, pages 29-30

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