Hoiran the Dark is the head of the Dark Court.  He is often depicted with tusks and fangs.

He is married to Firfirdar.  Kwelgrish is his sister.

He makes almost no direct appearances in the trilogy, and generally appears to be a hands-off member of the Dark Court.  Firfirdar refers to him as he "just likes to watch".

Other names he goes by are:

Hoiran's name is often invoked in profanity, such as:

  • Hoiran's sake / Urann's sake
  • Hoiran's teeth
  • Hoiran's fucking balls / Urann's aching balls
  • Hoiran's twisted cock

There is a temple to Hoiran at Trelayne's southern gate.