Imagined AI depiction of Hoan from "The Obelisk Gate" by N.K. Jemisin, encapsulating the essence of this iconic archetype of Guide, Mentor in the narrative.
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Hoan is a former Guardian who joins forces with Essun. He is pragmatic and cautious, often offering a counterbalance to Essun’s impulsive nature. Hoan provides valuable insight and support to Essun on her quest to find her daughter and navigate the treacherous world.


[“I’ve made do this long. A little more while won’t kill me.”,”We must deal with our demons if we are to survive.”,”Sometimes the only thing to do is the worst thing.”]


Hoan is tall and lean with weathered, bronze-colored skin. He has close-cropped gray hair and sharp, observant hazel eyes.




Skilled in combat and survival techniques


Guide, Mentor






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