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Iskakis
Fictional Character
Darkness
Fantasy<
Appearance(s): Darkness Descending
through
Out of the Darkness
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Yanina
Occupation: Diplomat
Spouse: Tassi (divorced)

Iskakis was Yanina's Minister to Zuwayza during the Derlavaian War. He was plump and bald, with very hairy ears. A known homosexual, he nevertheless maintained a wife named Tassi, an extreme beauty who was half his age, and paraded her around at official court functions. While Tsavellas had many male lovers, he occasionally insisted that Tassi receive his anal sex. She found it painful and fled to the company of Marquis Balastro, her husband's Algarvian counterpart in Bishah. That relationship soured, and Tassi sought asylum in the home of Zuwayzi Foreign Minister Hajjaj, obtaining a divorce under Zuwayzi law. Iskakis sent angry protests demanding his wife's return, even threatening war between their two countries. Since Unkerlant's recent victories in the Derlavaian War had reduced both nations, which were at opposite sides of Derlavai, to third-rate powers, these threats were utterly meaningless.

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