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Mikah
Biographical information
Alternative name(s)

King of Tier
Master of the Staff

Tribe

Del

Home

Rosalyn fleet (during exile)
Del harbour (during tenure as captain)
Isle of Tier

Age

50s (at time of death)

Predecessor

Bar-Enoch (as King of Tier)
Dare Larsett (as Master of the Staff)

Status

Deceased

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Personal information
Relatives

Zoolah (sister)

Allies

Dare Larsett, Mab, Captain Gripp, Sorrel, Zoolah

Enemies

Dare Larsett

Weapon of choice

Cutlass
Staff of Tier

Chronological and political information
Profession

Sailing

Position

Captain of the Star of Deltora (formerly)
King of Tier

Affiliation

Rosalyn fleet
Del harbour
Isle of Tier

First appearance

Shadows of the Master

Mikah was the former captain of the Star of Deltora, and the brother of Zoolah. With the Staff of Tier, he reigned as the King of Tier until Britta and her goozli took the Staff from him.[1]

HistoryEdit

Early LifeEdit

Mikah was a deckhand in the Rosalyn fleet as a young boy. He fled Deltora along with the fleet on the day the Shadow Lord invaded, and lived in exile for sixteen years. At some point he became a captain, and befriended Dare Larsett.

When Dare became an independent trader and owned the Star of Deltora, Mikah was its captain. He captained the ship on its maiden journey to find the Staff of Tier. Larsett successfully obtained the Staff and locked it in the ship's cargo hold, but Mikah was power-hungry and could not resist the call. He tricked Larsett, telling him he must use the Staff to heal his maimed hand. When Larsett agreed to touch the Staff once more and use it to heal the captain, Mikah cut off Dare Larsett's hand and fused it to his own arm, claiming the Staff for himself. After claiming the Staff and killing Larsett, Mikah sailed to the Isle of Tier.  

Mikah placed Larsett's skeleton at the helm of the Star and wrote a note claiming the skeleton was his and framing Larsett for betraying the crew and awakening the Isle of Tier.[2]

Larsett's skeleton was subsequently buried at the Del harbour graveyard with a gravestone bearing Mikah's name, reading: "Beneath this stone lies Mikah, 45 years, first Captain of the Star of Deltora. Foully betrayed by one he trusted, he perished attempting to bring his ship home. His courage will never be forgotten."
Larsetts grave

Larsett's gravestone bearing Mikah's name.

Shadows of the Master Edit

Mikah, now ruling as the King of Tier, sensed that something important was happening from the Isle of Tier. After a flashback, he decided that he must find out what is about to happen.[1]

Two Moons Edit

Mikah became increasingly nervous of Britta reaching the island and the wraiths felt this. He felt anger and shock as they revealed the ports that Britta would be visiting, the same ones he visited with Dare Larsett long ago.[3]

The Towers of IllicaEdit

Mikah feared he had lost power over the wraiths and they were being drawn to Britta. If Britta came close enough to the Isle she would be compelled to take up the Staff and become its new master. Though he could not speak of it to the wraiths, who would not understand his alarm, he did not want Britta to take his place.[4]

The Hungry Isle Edit

PersonalityEdit

Mikah was brave but unimaginative and power-hungry. He was loyal to Dare Larsett and the Rosalyn fleet until the Staff of Tier proved too great a temptation for him.[2]   

AbilitiesEdit

Mikah is presumed to have been a capable sailor and captain, as he captained the Star of Deltora on its first voyage.[1] As the King of Tier, he could control wraiths to some extent, cure all ills, live forever, and create objects out of nothing.

RelationshipsEdit

ZoolahEdit

Mikah cared for Zoolah, as he asked the Rosalyn fleet to look after her after his death.[1]

Dare LarsettEdit

Dare and Mikah were good friends. Mikah seemed to like and trust Dare, as he captained his ship on its maiden voyage, but he betrayed and murdered Larsett for control of the Staff of Tier.[1]

RelativesEdit

Unnamed father
   
   
Unnamed mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mikah
   
   
Zoolah

AppearancesEdit

Star of DeltoraEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The name 'Mikah' means "who is like God?".
Preceded by
Dare Larsett
Master of the Staff Succeeded by
TBA

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rodda, Emily. Shadows of the Master. Omnibus Books. 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rodda, Emily. The Hungry Isle. Omnibus Books. 2016.
  3. Rodda, Emily. Two Moons. Omnibus Books. 2015.
  4. Rodda, Emily. The Towers of Illica. Omnibus Books. 2016.

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